My Name Is Earl creator Greg Garcia is back at NBC with a new comedy project he is executive producing through his CBS TV Studios-based Amigos De Garcia Productions. It is inspired by the life of comedian Sebastian Maniscalco who is expected to star. Written by Austen Earl, writer-producer on Garcia’s CBS series The Millers, and produced by CBS Studios, the untitled comedy follows newlywed Sebastian as he attempts to stay true to his blue-collar roots while adjusting to a world full of people he finds increasingly offensive. Earl and Maniscalco, who are friends, executive produce along with Garcia, Judi Marmel, Norman Aladjem and Alix Jaffe.
This marks the second consecutive season that NBC has developed a comedy starring Maniscalco and based on his standup/life. Garcia and his Amigos De Garcia Prods have sold a number of projects, including a single-camera comedy at ABC penned by Eric Falconer, as prolific creator Garcia has focused on supervising other writers this year.
Maniscalco, whose comedy special Aren’t You Embarrassed will premiere on Showtime on November 14, is repped by UTA, LEG and attorney Gregg Gellman. Garcia and Earl are with CAA.