Sarah Cooper and Tom Smallwood Comedies Receive CBS Pilot Orders – Deadline

CBS has piloted two untitled half-hour comedies: one based on the book by TikTok star Sarah Cooper How to succeed without harming men’s feelings, writer Cindy Chupack and producers Nina Tassler and Denise Di Novi; and one based on the life of professional bowler Tom Smallwood, writer Mark Gross and producers David Hollander and Brian D’Arcy James. Both projects are from CBS Studios.

They join the one hour pilot True lies, based on the film.

The one-camera Cooper / Chupack comedy, which CBS landed last summer with a script engagement plus a penalty, was co-written by Cooper and Chupack. It revolves around three women at different stages of their careers in a male-dominated company who help each other navigate modern gender politics in their professional and personal lives.

Gender and city The former Chupack, who serves as showrunner, produces with Cooper as well as Tassler and Di Novi’s through their PatMa Productions. The project is part of PatMa’s first agreement with CBS.

Thanks to his lip-syncing online video impressions of President Donald Trump, Cooper became the “it” comedy talent last summer as his videos climbed into tens of millions of views. Prior to his online success, Cooper was a writer and correspondent on the CBS All Access pilot. Old news, produced by Stephen Colbert. In addition to How to succeed without harming men’s feelings, Cooper wrote 100 tips to look smart in meetings. She was also a writer on Science!, the animated series created by ArcherNeal Holman aired on Syfy’s animated block. Next, she prepares to write a modern, comedic version of a Dale Carnegie book for Audible Originals.

“I was so excited when PatMa approached me about my book,” Cooper said as the land was sold to CBS. “I met Cindy shortly thereafter and we immediately connected with this idea of ​​sharing the experiences of women in their careers and personal lives in a way that stays true to what people love about the book, but brings them to life through characters that people will identify with. . Cindy totally has sensibility and satire, but she also has experience telling compelling stories. I am delighted to work with her on this.

The Tom Smallwood Multi-Camera Project was written by Mark Gross. In it, after being laid off from the assembly line at the GM plant, a seemingly ordinary man makes the extraordinary decision to provide for his family by pursuing his dream of becoming a professional bowler.

The gross executive produced with the former Ray donovan shorunner David Hollander (American gigolo) and Brian D’Arcy James; there are no plans for James to act.

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