CBS capped a busy pickup day at the broadcast networks with an order to a multicamera comedy from writer Peter Knight and Happy Madison. The project, produced by Sony Pictures TV and CBS TV Studios, is a workplace ensemble featuring a group of assistants and junior executives as they juggle love, friendship, and the corporate ladder. Knight, who previously created Krod Mandooon and the Flaming Sword of Fire and co-created Big Wolf on Campus, is executive producing with Happy Madison’s Doug Robinson. The ensemble comedy was originally set up at CBS last season. In October, Knight landed another multicamera comedy project, a family sitcom about a suburban dad, at CBS with a put pilot commitment. That project also hailed from Happy Madison and Sony TV.
This marks Sony TV’s third comedy pilot pickup today. Earlier in the day, NBC greenlighted two half-hour pilots from the studio: Peter Tolan’s Brave New World and the Jack Black-produced My Life As an Experiment. They join the Tolan/Sony TV comedy The Council of Dads, which was picked up by Fox yesterday.