Former Friends executive producer Adam Chase has joined CBS’ comedy pilot How To Be A Gentleman, written by and starring It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s David Hornsby. Chase will serve as executive producer/co-showrunner on the pilot alongside Hornsby. If the pilot goes to series, for Chase it would be in second position to ABC’s freshman comedy Better with You, on which Chase serves as a co-executive producer.
Loosely based on John Bridges’ book How To Be a Gentleman: A Contemporary Guide to Common Courtesy, the CBS TV Studios-produced show revolves around a magazine that has changed ownership and centers on Alan (Hornsby) who writes a column on how to be a gentleman – in all aspects of life. Also executive producing the pilot with Hornsby and Chase are Ted Schachter and MRC.
On Better with You, Chase, repped by WME and Mosaic, reunited with fellow Friends exec producers Shana Goldberg-Meehan and Greg Malins. Goldberg-Meehan created the comedy and is exec producing/co-showrunning it with Malins.