Thursday, January 24, 2019

Development News - Comedy 'Friends-in-Law' from Brian Gallivan Lands New Pilot Order at NBC; Plus 2 More Updates!

Development News - January 24, 2019

FOX's Geniuses & Richard Lovely; and NBC's Friends-in-Law.

  • FRIENDS-IN-LAW (Comedy, Multi-Camera) - Redeveloped from 2018 cycle, which produced a pilot that wasn't picked up to series. Cast from first pilot not expected to return. Written by Brian Gallivan (The McCarthys). Executive produced by Gallivan and Tom Werner. Produced by Warner Bros. Television. Logline: Brian and Jake are polar opposites who must quickly figure out how to coexist when their respective best friends decide to get married.
  • GENIUSES (Comedy, Multi-Camera) - Written and executive produced by LA to Vegas creator Lon Zimmet. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television. Logline: A blue-collar couple in South Jersey try to get by and raise four kids, three of whom just happen to be certified geniuses.
  • RICHARD LOVELY (Comedy, Single Camera) - Written by Billy Finnegan (Grace and Frankie). Executive produced by Finnegan and Kat Coiro. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television. Logline: Richard Lovely is the disgruntled author of the best-selling children's book series, Mr. Mouse. He doesn't hate children, but rather just everything about them. After a publicity fiasco involving an unexpectedly savvy 9-year-old, Mr. Mouse appears in Richard's real life as he is forced into an unlikely father-son relationship that will change his life forever.