Amanda Lund To Co-Star In Midseason CBS Comedy ‘Friend Me’

By | Tuesday September 18, 2012 @ 4:11pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: CBS is adding some estrogen to midseason buddy comedy Friend Me with the introduction of a new regular female character to be played by Amanda Lund. Created by Alan Kirschenbaum and Ajay Sahgal, Friend Me is about two twentysomething best friends who just moved from Indiana to Los Angeles to start cool new jobs. Rob (Nicholas Braun) is eager to embrace the L.A. scene and meet new people, while Evan (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) prefers to socialize online at home in his underwear, web-chatting and playing poker with his Hoosier buddies Mike (Parveesh Cheena), Sully and Farhad (Dan Ahdoot). In what is considered the female lead on the ensemble, Lund will play the upbeat and often socially awkward Amanda Baxter, new to Los Angeles, alone after a break-up, and eager to move on with her life. Working for a caterer with dreams one day to be a chef, she finds the first friends of her new life in her neighbors Rob and Evan. Read More »

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PRIMETIME PILOT PANIC: CBS Edition

By | Saturday May 12, 2012 @ 5:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

2ND UPDATE 5:30 PM: This is a mini-shocker. Word is that CBS is passing on the Nick Stoller comedy pilot ENTRY LEVEL. There has always been concern whether CBS would schedule a single-camera comedy in its blocks of all-multi-camera sitcoms but the network had expressed commitment to … Read More »

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Chris Mintz-Plasse To Star In CBS Comedy Pilot ‘Friend Me’

By | Tuesday April 3, 2012 @ 7:59pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In his first major TV gig, Super Bad co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse has been tapped as one of the two leads of CBS’ comedy pilot Friend Me. Written by Alan Kirschenbaum and Ajay Sahgal, Friend Me centers on twenty-something best … Read More »

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Veterans James Burrows & Pamela Fryman Tapped For Double Pilot Directing Duty

By | Monday February 6, 2012 @ 4:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Veteran multi-camera directors James Burrows and Pamela Fryman, always sought after for pilots, have booked two pilots each after each fielded several offers. Mike & Molly director/executive producer Burrows will direct two CBS comedies: the untitled Greg Malins/Greg Berlanti project, which just cast JoAnna Garcia Swisher as the the female lead, and Max Mutchnick and David Kohan’s Partners. Both pilots hail from Warner Bros TV, where Emmy-winner Burrows is based. The Malins/Berlanti project centers on Nick, who has a health scare and realizes that Wendy (Garcia Swisher), his best friend and business partner of 15 years, is “the one”. Now he has to figure out how to break it to her. Mutchnick and Kohan’s Partners is a personal story of two lifelong friends and business partners — one straight and one gay. This is the latest collaboration between Burrows and Mutchnick/Kohan; ICM-repped Burrows has directed most of the duo’s pilots going back to their NBC hit Will & Grace. Read More »

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