Saturday, February 8, 2014

Development News - Rita Moreno to Star on NBC's 'Old Souls'; CBS Orders Pilot from 'Happy Endings' Creator; Plus 1 More Update!

Development News - February 8, 2014

CBS's Cuz-Bros; and NBC's Old Soul & The Pro.

  • Pilot Ordered - Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Written by Happy Endings alums David Caspe and Erik Sommers, Cuz-Bros centers on a successful, suave ladies man whose perfect life gets turned upside down when his mess of a cousin needs a place to stay. Caspe and Sommers will executive produce with Jamie Tarses. Sony Pictures Television, CBS Television Studios and Fanfare Productions will produce.
  • Rob Riggle (NTSF:SD:SUV, Modern Family) has been tapped for the co-leading role on the comedy pilot starring Rob Lowe. He will play Bobby Welch, Ben's (Lowe) ex-doubles partner who comes to the tennis and golf shop as the new head pro - must to Ben's chagrin. Following their split, Bobby went on to have an illustrious career and brags about his lifestyle. However, now he's dirt poor and living in a youth hostel and the duo wind up becoming co-pros at the club.
  • Fresh off of getting the lifetime achievement award at the SAG Awards, Rita Moreno will co-star opposite Natasha Lyonne on the single-camera comedy pilot. She will play Rita, one of Nadia's (Lyonne) clients who is a flamboyant, larger-than-life Broadway vet and has been happily married to her writing partner/husband for over 50 years.