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NBC Greenlights Comedy Pilot From Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith, Aaron Kaplan

By | Monday November 5, 2012 @ 9:10am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In what marks the first early pilot order to a project pitched this development season, NBC has picked up The Gates, a single-camera comedy pilot from writers Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith, Kapital Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV. The project originally landed at NBC in August with a pilot production commitment after a bidding war, and I hear NBC ordered a pilot off a first draft, which rarely happens in network television.

Based on the British comedy of the same name that premiered on Sky Living in August, Gates is an adult ensemble comedy set at the front gates of an elementary school drop-off. It revolves around the parents, the school staff and the 15-minute social minefield they have to navigate at the beginning and end of each school day. Yuspa and Goldsmith wrote the script and executive produce with Kapital Entertainment’s Aaron Kaplan (ABC’s The Neighbors) as well as Laurence Bowen and Philip Clarke of Feelgood Fiction, the UK production company behind the original series (watch the trailer for it below). Read More »

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Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith Comedy Lands At NBC With Production Commitment

By | Tuesday August 28, 2012 @ 10:08am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Comedy continues to be hot this selling season with another single-camera pitch sparking a bidding war. Gates, from writers Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith, Kapital Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV, was pursued by all four major networks, landing at NBC with a pilot production commitment.

Based on the British comedy of the same name, which premiered on Sky Living two weeks ago, Gates is an adult ensemble comedy set at the front gates of an elementary school drop-off. It revolves around the parents, the school staff and the 15-minute social minefield they have to navigate at the beginning and end of each school day. Yuspa and Goldsmith will write the script and executive produce with Kapital Entertainment’s Aaron Kaplan (MTV’s The Inbetweeners, ABC’s The Neighbors) as well as Laurence Bowen and Philip Clarke of Feelgood Fiction, the UK production company behind the original series. Gates, the first UK comedy commissioned by Sky Living, stars Sue Johnston, Tom Ellis and Joanna Page. (trailer below) Read More »

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