Greg Malins, Jamie Tarses And Keshet’s Adaption Of Hit Israeli Family Comedy Gets TBS Pilot Order

By | Monday February 10, 2014 @ 12:45pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

malinsTBS has given a pilot order to Your Family Or Mine, a multi-camera comedy from veteran comedy showrunner Greg Malins, Sony Pictures TV and Jamie Tarses’ studio-based Fanfare. The project, originally set up at ABC during the 2012-13 development Read More »

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TBS’ ‘Ground Floor’ Logs Lackluster 1.6 Million Viewers In Debut

By | Friday November 15, 2013 @ 12:13pm PST

TBS‘ new original comedy series Ground Floor premiered Thursday night with 1.6 million viewers, including 918,000 adults 18-49. This is an unspectacular ratings start for the workplace romantic comedy, given its auspices. Scrubs and Cougar Town creator Bill Lawrence wrote the sitcom with former Friends and How I Met Your Mother executive producer Greg Malins, and comedy veteran Jeff Astrof (Grounded For Life) was tapped as exec producer/showrunner after its 10-episode pickup; Jeff Ingold is among its exec producers. The series stars Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect), Briga Heelan (Cougar Town) and John C. McGinley (Scrubs).

For comparison sake, January’s premiere of Cougar Town on TBS was considered decent, if unspectacular, at 2.2 million viewers, with more than 1.3 million adults 18-49 and 613,000 adults 18-34 in Live+Same Day. That was on par or slightly lower than TBS’ recent comedy premieres for Men At Work (2.65 million total viewers, 1.63 million adults 18-49, 851,000 adults 18-34) and Sullivan & Son (2.5 million total viewers, 1.3 million 18-49s, 612,000 18-34s). Read More »

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Fox Buys Parents Comedy From Greg Malins & Marcus Wiley

By | Tuesday October 22, 2013 @ 6:38pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Friends and How I Met Your Mother alum Greg Malins has teamed with former Fox co-head of comedy Marcus Wiley for Odd Couple Families, a half-hour project that has sold to Fox with penalty. The comedy — produced by Sony Pictures TV, where Malins is under an overall deal — landed at Fox as part of Wiley’s first-look development deal at the network where he was an executive for more than five years until departing in July to segue to producing. Written and exec produced by Malins, Odd Couple Families explores the reality of people spending the most time with the parents of their kids’ friends whether they like it or not. It revolves around two couples and two divorced parents who are forced together, inextricably linked by the connection created by their kids. This marks the most significant sale thus far for Wiley’s new production company, which has set up several broadcast comedy and drama projects. It represents Malins’ third sale this season, joining comedies The Worst Best Thing at Fox and Half at NBC. He is is repped by WME and Hansen, Jacobson. While at Fox, Wiley was instrumental in the development of New Girl, The Mindy Project, Raising Hope, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Bob’s Burgers. Read More »

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Fox Buys Couples Comedy Executive Produced By Greg Malins & Seth Gordon

By | Tuesday September 10, 2013 @ 3:53pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

An ensemble single-camera comedy pitch by up-and-coming writer Barry Schwartz, Sony TV and studio-based producers Greg Malins and Seth Gordon has sold to … Read More »

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Son & Father Writers Team With Greg Malins For NBC Comedy Helped By Crowdfunding

By | Wednesday September 4, 2013 @ 7:23pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

In a competitive situation, Half, a half-hour single-camera comedy from 22-year-old actor-writer Matt Angel, has been bought by NBC with Sony TV producing. Veteran Greg Malins (Friends) is set as showrunner, and Matt’s dad Dan Angel (TNT’s Door To Door) is attached to exec produce. Based on a true story, Half centers on the journey of Riley Young, a quirky 13-year-old conceived through artificial insemination, who convinces her dysfunctional family into embarking on a search for all of her half siblings.
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Workplace Comedy From Bill Lawrence & Greg Malins Nears Pilot Order At TBS

By | Thursday February 21, 2013 @ 2:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

I’ve learned that TBS is finalizing a deal for a pilot order to Ground Floor, a multi-camera comedy written by Scrubs and Cougar Town creator Lawrence and former Friends and How I Met Your Mother executive producer Malins. Gail Mancuso has come on board to direct the pilot, to be produced by Warner Horizon Television and Lawrence’s Warner Bros.-based Doozer. The project was originally developed for broadcast last season and landed a pilot production commitment at CBS but did not get made. Set in the modern world of corporate America, Ground Floor centers on a 29-year-old successful alpha male who crosses paths with his company’s support staff, a tight-knit group of truly happy and care-free people. He quickly realizes he’s not nearly as happy as he thought he was. Read More »

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CBS Orders 3 Comedy Pilots, Including Greg Malins Project Starring Patrick Warburton

By | Thursday February 7, 2013 @ 6:15pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

CBS just made what are expected to be the final comedy pilot pickups this season, greenlighting three projects. Two of them are multi-camera – one from Friends alum Greg Malins toplined by Rules Of Engagement star Patrick Warburton, which will likely get Rules fans alarmed; and … Read More »

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Greg Malins, Jamie Tarses And Keshet To Adapt Hit Israeli Family Comedy For ABC

By | Tuesday October 30, 2012 @ 5:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

In a competitive situation, ABC has landed Tribes, a single-camera comedy from veteran comedy showrunner Greg Malins, Sony Pictures TV and Jamie Tarses’ studio-based Fanfare. Tribes, which has received a script commitment plus penalty, is based on hit … Read More »

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Greg Malins Inks Overall Deal With Sony TV

By | Friday June 1, 2012 @ 8:26am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, veteran comedy showrunner Greg Malins has signed a rich overall deal with Sony Pictures TV. I hear the two-year pact does not call for Malins to join an existing series, focusing instead on development. Former … Read More »

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‘Bent’s David Walton To Star In CBS’ Greg Malins/Greg Berlanti Comedy Pilot

By | Thursday April 5, 2012 @ 10:57am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Bent star David Walton has been tapped as the male lead opposite JoAnna Garcia in CBS’ untitled Greg Malins/Greg Berlanti multi-camera comedy pilot. He replaces Bryan Greenberg, who was originally cast in the role but exited after yesterday’s … Read More »

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Bryan Greenberg Exits CBS’ Greg Malins/Greg Berlanti Comedy Pilot

By | Wednesday April 4, 2012 @ 3:20pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Bryan Greenberg is leaving CBS’ untitled Greg Malins/Greg Berlanti multi-camera comedy pilot, in which he was to play the male lead opposite JoAnna Garcia. The decision was made after the project’s table read this morning. I hear it has to do with the heightened tone and dynamic of a … Read More »

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Bryan Greenberg Cast As The Lead In CBS’ Greg Berlanti/Greg Malins Comedy Pilot

By | Friday February 24, 2012 @ 6:40pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: How To Make It In America star Bryan Greenberg is returning to broadcast TV as the lead opposite JoAnna Garcia in CBS’ untitled comedy pilot from Greg Berlanti and Greg Malins. The Warner Bros./Berlanti Prods. project, also known as … Read More »

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Greg Grunberg To Co-Star In CBS’ Greg Malins/Greg Berlanti Comedy Pilot

By | Wednesday February 22, 2012 @ 5:14pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: It’s The Greg Show! Heroes alum Greg Grunberg has been cast in CBS’ untitled comedy pilot from Greg Berlanti and Greg Malins. The Warner Bros./Berlanti Prods. project, also known as Oh Fuck Read More »

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JoAnna Garcia Swisher To Star In CBS’ Greg Malins/Greg Berlanti Comedy Pilot

By | Friday February 3, 2012 @ 6:59pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Better With You star JoAnna Garcia Swisher is set as the female lead in CBS’ untitled Greg Malins/Greg Berlanti comedy pilot, reuniting with Better With You executive producer/co-showrunner Malins. The multi-camera project, from Warner Bros. TV and studio-based Berlanti … Read More »

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Greg Malins-Greg Berlanti Comedy Lands At CBS With Put Pilot Commitment

By | Friday September 23, 2011 @ 1:22pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: With the network buying season winding down, heavyweights Greg Malins and Greg Berlanti scored a put pilot commitment at CBS for a half-hour project the two will co-write and executive produce. The multi-camera comedy hails from Warner Bros TV, where Malins and Berlanti are based. It centers on notorious womanizer Nick who, after surviving a health scare, realizes that “The One” he has never found is actually his best friend of 15 years, Wendy. Problem is Wendy is engaged to a guy Nick likes, she and Nick own a business together and their attempt at dating back in college was a disaster.

It marks the second sale to CBS this season for both Malins and Berlanti. Former Friends and How I Met Your Mother executive producer Malins is co-writing/executive producing with Bill Lawrence a multi-camera workplace comedy that recently landed a pilot production commitment from the Eye network. And Everwood creator Berlanti is executive producing a Nick Wootton-penned cop drama, which has a put pilot commitment at CBS. Read More »

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CBS Nabs Bill Lawrence And Greg Malins Comedy With Pilot Production Commitment

By | Wednesday August 31, 2011 @ 6:03pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In its first major comedy buy this season, CBS has handed out a pilot production commitment to a multi-camera comedy from Bill Lawrence and Greg … Read More »

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