NBC Orders Pilots from HUMANITAS Trustee Bill Lawrence, Winner Greg Garcia
NBC on Tuesday added to its comedy pilot haul, ordering half-hours from Bill Lawrence (Undateable), Greg Garcia (The Millers) and a scripted/game show hybrid from Betsy Thomas (Guys With Kids).
From Lawrence's Warner Bros. Television-based Doozer banner, the untitled Vladimir Caamano comedy stars the stand-up comedian in a semi-autobiographical story. Formerly known as Vlad, the project centers on Caamano, the son of Dominican immigrants, who wants to carve his own path in life but finds that proves difficult as his father has no desire to change their extremely co-dependent relationship.
Undateable's Adam Sztykiel will pen the script and executive produce the multicamera comedy alongside Lawrence and Doozer's Jeff Ingold. The project landed a hefty put-pilot commitment from the network in November.
Garcia's Sebastian, meanwhile, stars another stand-up comedian in Sebastian Maniscalo. Written by The Millers' Austen Earl and Maniscalo, the project revolves around Sebastian and his old-school values — instilled by his opinionated Italian father — being put to the test by his new wife, her family and the absurdities of the modern world.
Earl and Maniscalco will serve as co-executive producers, while Garcia will exec produce the multicamera comedy via his CBS Television Studios-based Amigos de Garcia banner. The project landed at the network with a script commitment in October.
In addition to his pilot pick up at NBC, Greg Garcia also received a pilot pick up at CBS. The multi-cam comedy centers around a conservative, small town family who are forced to reconcile their values when they discover their children’s lives are less than perfect.
Read more at The Hollywood Reporter: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/nbc-orders-pilots-bill-lawrence-861473
Read more about Greg Garcia's CBS pilot at Variety: http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/cbs-stephnie-weir-greg-garcia-comedy-pilot-1201700349/