Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: I hear TBS is close to giving a series order to hourlong pilot The Wedding Band starring Brian Austin Green, Peter Cambor and Harold Perrineau. I also hear that the network’s other two one-hour pilots, Ron Shelton’s Hound Dogs and the Dean Devlin-produced Brain Trust, are not going forward. Along with the broadcast networks, TNT and TBS are also prepping for their upfront presentation next week. TBS is expected to officially unveil The Wedding Band at the Turner presentation Wednesday.

The Wedding Band, from writers and executive producers Josh Lobis and Darin Moiselle (South Park), FremantleMedia and Mike Tollin’s Tollin Prods., follows a group of guys performing in a wedding band, anchored by two lifelong best friends — perennial bachelor Tommy (Brian Austin Green) and Eddie (Peter Cambor), a married father of two. Co-starring in the pilot are Lost alum Perrineau, Kathryn Fiore, Jenny Wade and Derek Miller. TBS first got in the hourlong comedy genre last year with four pilots, two of which, Glory Daze and Franklin & Bash, went to series. Glory Daze ran for one season, while Franklin & Bash moved to TNT and will premiere June 1.

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