As we mark the 10th anniversary of the Lost premiere, TBS is heading back to the island, comedy-style. The cable network has given a pilot order to Wrecked, a single-camera comedy from up-and-coming writers Justin Shipley & Jordan Shipley and producer Jesse Hara.
Wrecked is one of several comedy projects that had been heating up for pilot orders at TBS, along with a Jason Jones and Samantha Bee family vacation anthology series and Quality Time, which remain in serious contention.
Described as Lost meets It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, an ensemble comedy also created by then-up-and-comers, Wrecked chronicles the aftermath of a plane crashing on a remote island. Two best friends, along with an extremely diverse group of survivors, must adjust to life in a dangerous new world that poses unique threats.which they mostly bring upon themselves. Danny and Owen, who weren’t quite killing it pre-crash, are given the chance to finally be the kind of men they’ve always wanted to be. No longer plugged in, they become the unexpected leaders of this new society devoid of such comforts as social media, wi-fi, indoor plumbing and fast food restaurants.
The Shipley brothers are repped by CAA, Haven Entertainment and Melissa Fox.
TBS’ upcoming original comedy series include Buzzy’s, Your Family Or Mine and Angie Tribeca.