EXCLUSIVE: Another popular blog by a twenty-something woman is heading to primetime television, this one with the endorsement of one of TV’s biggest producers. CBS has put in development Granny Is My Wingman, a multi-camera comedy based on Kayli Stollak’s blog GrannyIsMyWingman.com, which is executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Co-written by Stollak and Donald Todd (Samantha Who?), Granny Is My Wingman chronicles the dating lives of a twenty-something woman and her grandmother. Todd, Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman will executive produce, with KristieAnne Reed co-executive producing and Stollak serving as supervising producer. Warner Bros. TV and studio-based Jerry Bruckheimer TV produce.
Twenty-five-year-old New Yorker Stollak started her blog in July 2011 to document her experience with online dating and asked her 76-year-old grandmother, Gail, of Florida, to join her in the experiment. The two started providing humorous accounts of their dating adventures, and the blog quickly took off, generating a lot of online traffic and giving its two writers celebrity status (Watch them below on Good Morning America). This is the third comedy project based on a blog by a twenty-something female creator to sell to a broadcast network in the past three days, following 20-Nothings at CBS, based on Lauren Bachelis’ Hollywood Assistants Tumblr blog, and F*ck I’m In My Twenties at NBC, based on the Tumblr blog of Emma Koenig.
It has been a busy selling season for CAA-repped Bruckheimer TV, which has focused on comedy with three half-hour projects, docu-style military comedy At Ease, a put pilot at NBC and The B-Side, also set up at NBC. On the drama side, the company has conspiracy thriller Hostages at CBS with a production commitment and FBI drama The Bureau, also at CBS as put pilot. Additionally, Bruckheimer TV has an off-cycle pilot order at NBC for The Secret Lives Of Husbands And Wives, which is wrapping casting.