CBS has given the pilot green light to a comedy from feature writer-director Nick Stoller (The Muppets), Chernin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV. Stoller wrote and will direct the untitled project loosely based on his real-life experiences. It is a twenty-something ensemble comedy about a guy who gets his heart broken by his girlfriend and now has to work one cubicle away from her at an ad agency. Stoller, Katherine Pope and Peter Chernin are executive producing. This is a rare venturing into single-camera comedy for CBS, which has built its comedy success on multi-camera sitcoms. Its very few single-camera series, including Worst Week and Welcome To The Captain, have fizzled. UTA-repped Stoller, who started off on Undeclared, is a frequent collaborator with Jason Segel, star of CBS’ long-running comedy How I Met Your Mother. The two co-wrote The Muppets, and Stoller directed the Segel-penned Forgetting Sarah Marshall. This is CBS’ third pilot order this season and the first comedy. Yesterday the network ordered 2 dramas, a Dana Calvo/Kevin Falls legal drama and the Rob Dohery-penned Elementary, a contemporary take on Sherlock Holmes.
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