CBS Buys Family Comedy From Shana Goldberg-Meehan, Scott Silveri & David Mandel With Pilot Production Commitment

By | Friday October 4, 2013 @ 10:27pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Alums of NBC’s biggest 1990s comedy series, Shana Goldberg-Meehan and Scott Silveri of Friends and David Mandel of Seinfeld, have teamed for a new multi-camera comedy at CBS. The network has handed a pilot production … Read More »

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Matthew Perry To Star In Scott Silveri’s NBC Comedy Pilot ‘Go On’

By | Thursday March 1, 2012 @ 12:15pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Friends alum Matthew Perry is returning to NBC and reuniting with former Friends co-showrunner Scott Silveri. Perry is set to star in and co-executive produce Go On, a single-camera NBC comedy pilot written by Silveri and directed by Todd Holland. Produced by Universal TV, Go On centers on an irreverent yet charming sportscaster (Perry) who, trying to move on from a loss, finds surprising solace from the members of his mandatory support group. “Scott has written a very funny, touching pilot,” said Perry, who was approached for several pilots this season both on the comedy and drama side. “I’m very excited to be working with him again. I asked him to turn this into an ice show. He said no. We have picked up right where we left off.”

Silveri wrote the script for Perry without actually intending to. “When I started writing the character, no matter who I was thinking of at 9 AM, by 10 AM I was writing with Matthew’s voice,” Silveri said. Despite doing it subconsciously, writing for Perry felt natural. “Writing for him (on Friends) was one of the great creative experiences of my life,” he said. Needless to say, when NBC picked up Go On to pilot, Silveri’s first choice for the lead was Perry. “Thank god he was open to it,” Silveri said, adding, “Matthew is a mightily talented actor and one of our great comedic voices. He and I worked together for eight wonderful years on Friends. I’m thrilled for this opportunity for him to learn my name.” Read More »

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Warner Bros Acquires ‘Turkey Bowl’ For Will Ferrell-Mark Wahlberg Re-Team

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has closed a deal for Turkey Bowl, a comedy that will re-team The Other Guys stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as guys from football-obsessed towns who lead rival teams in an annual tackle football game for … Read More »

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Comedy Writer Tad Quill Inks Deal At NBC

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Former Scrubs executive producer Tad Quill has signed a two-year overall deal with Universal Media Studios. Under the seven-figure pact, Quill will develop new projects for the studio. He also will work part-time on UMS’ new comedy series for NBC Perfect Couples, from creators/executive producers Jon Pollack and Scott … Read More »

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