Betsy Thomas Shepherds ABC Comedy, Laurence Mark Produces CBS Half-Hour

By | Monday October 14, 2013 @ 7:06am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Terrible People, a comedy from UK writer/performer Humphrey Ker (Holding Patterns), Todd Holland and Karey Burke’s Dark Toy Entertainment (Go On) and Betsy Thomas (My Boys), has been sold to ABC through Universal TV where Dark Toy … Read More »

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TCA: NBC’s ‘It’ Girl Whitney Cummings On The Appeal Of Multicamera Sitcom Genre

Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s coverage of TCA.

Whitney Cummings, the actress-comedian who was introduced by NBC programming honcho Bob Greenblatt as the ‘It’ Girl circa 2011, met the press at TCA this afternoon, fresh from a wildly overachieving upfront season that’s poised to take her from relative obscurity to double-threat superstardom virtually overnight. Cummings was on hand to hype her new self-titled comedy Whitney that she created and executive produces as well as stars in. But another series she co-created with Sex and the City guru Michael Patrick King, CBS’ 2 Broke Girls, also got picked up after having been the network’s best-testing pilot ever. Oh, and her new four-camera sitcom also has the prime placement on NBC Thursday nights at 9:30 coming out of The Office. All in all, not too shabby for a standup comedian and actress whose biggest previous credits were on MTV’s Punk’d and hanging out late nights with Chelsea Handler on E! Read More »

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Betsy Thomas To Run NBC’s Whitney Cummings Comedy Pilot

By | Wednesday February 16, 2011 @ 6:55am PST
Nellie Andreeva

My Boys creator-executive producer Betsy Thomas has joined NBC’s untitled multicamera Whitney Cummings pilot as executive producer-showrunner. It stars Cummings as the half of a young couple who tackle the ups and downs of a committed relationship in today’s complicated world. Cummings wrote the script and is co-executive … Read More »

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Sony Gets Premium Deals For 3 TV Sitcoms

By | Monday October 4, 2010 @ 6:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Sony Pictures TV has set up 3 half-hour projects – one at ABC and 2 at NBC – with script commitments that all have penalties attached to all. The ABC project reunited the studio’s non-writing producer Jamie Tarses with Betsy Thomas, creator of the recently canceled TBS sitcom series My Boys, which the two executives produced for Sony TV. Thomas is writing and exec producing the untitled ABC workplace relationships comedy. Read More »

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TBS Cancels Comedy Series ‘My Boys’

By | Tuesday September 14, 2010 @ 12:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

TBS has opted not to renew quirky comedy My Boys for a 5th season, making the fourth season finale which aired on Sunday in actuality the series finale. The show from Sony TV and creator Betsy Thomas never became a … Read More »

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