HBO has put in development Quick Shots Of False Hope, a single-camera comedy from Will & Grace co-creator Max Mutchnick and actress-comedian-writer Laura Kightlinger based on Kightlinger’s memoir Quick Shots of False Hope: A Rejection Collection. This marks Mutchnick’s first project under his new banner Too Mutch Ink, which is based at Warner Bros. TV where Mutchnick has signed a solo overall deal.
Since Mutchnick started his writing career two decades ago, he had been partnered with childhood friend David Kohan, and the Will & Grace creators had been under a joint overall deal at WBTV for the past 14 years. The duo began contemplating doing projects on their own last year when Mutchnick signed with WME. (Since 1994, Mutchnick and Kohan had been repped by Scott Schwartz who continues to rep Kohan).
Mutchnick and Kohan continue to collaborate under their KoMut banner — they have new TBS comedy series Buzzy’s through Warner Horizon Television and recently sold a project to Fox through WBTV.
Written/executive produced by Mutchnick and Kightlinger, Quick Shots of False Hope is about a 1970s-era single mom and her ongoing quest to find a husband, while still sleeping with her daughter’s married father.
Saturday Night Live alumna Kightlinger previously worked with Mutchnick on Will & Grace, on which she did a stint as a writer and had a recurring role. She has been serving as a consulting producer on WBTV’s comedy series 2 Broke Girls.