Comedy Central Orders Pilot for WAITING… TV Series; NBC Picks Up LIFE IS GOOD and TOMMY’S LITTLE GIRL from Jamie Foxx

     October 25, 2010


Back in May, Comedy Central’s future slate revealed script development for a TV series adaptation of the 2005 indie comedy Waiting… starring Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris and Justin Long. The Office Space in a chain restaurant mentality of the show seemed perfect for a half-hour comedy series, and now Deadline reports Comedy Central has finally greenlit a pilot for the potential series. Much like the film, the proposed series will follow the young and not so young employees at Shenaniganz restaurant as they gossip, make fun of customers, taint food and avert boredom and adulthood with their antics.  Each of the employees can’t seem to keep their personal life away from work as they grapple with sex, booze, and whether they are temporary or permanent fixtures in the restaurant world. No cast has been announced yet, but we’ll keep you posted.

Hit the jump on details for an intriguing new crime drama from producer Jamie Foxx and a new comedy series from one of the writers of Old School.

Since all of NBC’s new series this season are just drivel, I’m already looking forward to next season. A couple potential series have just been picked up by NBC as Deadline reports the network has just closed a deal for a new drama series based on a trailer which Jamie Foxx shot with Selma Blair (Hellboy), Paul Sorvino (The Cooler), Tony Sirico (The Sopranos) and James Russo (Public Enemies) Tommy’s Little Girl follows a young girl (Blair) raised in a mafia family who is hidden away in an orphanage after her family is murdered by a competing mafia crime boss. She grows up to become an attorney by day, and a deadly, well trained killer by night, as she avenges her family’s murder and attempts to locate her last living relative. Though the deal has talent attached, there’s no guarantee the aforementioned actors from Foxx’s trailer will make it to the pilot. Jorge Zamacona will write and executive produce the series described as The Sopranos meets Le Femme Nikita.

NBC also picked up Life Is Good from writer Scot Armstrong and Unhitched creators Chris Pappas and Mike Bernier. The series would follow Andy, a husband and father of two young girls, whose mellow suburban family world is thrown into chaos when he is found by Dru, the 19-year-old mixed race son he never knew he had. Andy is over the moon to learn that he has a son and that enthusiasm is more than Dru can handle. No casting has been revealed yet, but as with all developing TV projects this pilot season, stay tuned for more updates as they become available.

Any of these potential series sound interesting?