CBS Commits To Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Comedy
CBS has won the rights to a new half-hour comedy that will be executive produced by Oscar winners Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. The show, More Time With Family, will star comedian Tom Papa and has been given a put pilot commitment.
According to Deadline, the comedy “centers around a guy (Papa) who changes his career and gives up a life on the road to spend more time at home with his family.” The project was originally created between Damon and Papa, who have worked together on several films including The Informant and HBO’s Liberace film Behind the Candelabra. The two have agreed to team up with Ben Affleck’s company Pearl Street Films and 20th Century Fox to produce the show.
Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith, writers of the NBC show The Gates, will co-write More Time With The Family. This is the second show for Pearl Street, who earlier this year signed a pilot deal with Fox for the crime drama The Middle Man, directed by Ben Affleck.
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