CBS Television Distribution president John Nogawski went outside the company and outside the syndication world for a successor to Terry Wood, president of creative affairs and development, who recently departed CTD after 12 years. Aaron Meyerson, whose …
EXCLUSIVE: CBS loves Rob Riggle. For a third consecutive development season, the network has made finding a starring vehicle for the former Daily Show correspondent a priority. CBS is in negotiations for a half-hour comedy project from Saturday Night veteran Robert Smigel to which Riggle is attached to star. The untitled comedy centers on a gregarious guy (Riggle) who winds up as a real estate agent working for the nerd he made fun of in high school. The project was pitched straight to the network and will be laid off at sister studio CBS TV Studios. Smigel, Riggle, Peter Principato and Paul Young are executive producing.
Yet another Twitter feed is taking the sitcom route via CBS. The network is developing a comedy series based on Charlie McDowell’s feed and Web site Dear Girls Above Me, about a single man who gains insight into the female mind by eavesdropping on his upstairs neighbors. The Girls feed, which has more than 34,000 followers, consists of imaginary 140-character letters McDowell writes to the party girls who live in the apartment above him in reaction to conversations he overhears. Some recent examples:
Dear Girls Above Me, “Did you hear that all these kids were rescued in Chile after being trapped in some mountain?” Miners, not minors.
Dear GAM,”I found out he’s taking me to a 3D movie! If the glasses aren’t cute I will literally die.” Just focus on not making out with air.