AMC has yet to launch an original comedy series and only has done one half-hour pilot, We Hate Paul Revere, but the network brass had insisted that they would remain opportunistic in the genre when a project gets their attention.
I’ve learned that the cable network has put in development Foodies, a half-hour comedy written by Duncan Birmingham and executive produced by Michael London of Groundswell Prods. Set in Los Angeles’s fast-paced culinary world, Foodies follows a group of obsessive foodies who’ll go to any length to indulge their favorite pastime.
Duncan, repped by WME and George Heller of Apostle, is a co-executive producer on new Starz comedy series Blunt Talk, from Jonathan Ames and Seth MacFarlane. He was an executive producer on the first two seasons of Maron, on which he now consults, and he wrote on HBO’s David Fincher comedy series Videosynchrazy, now on hold. In features, his Black List script, Swingles, is set up at Paramount with Kevin Misher producing.
Since expanding to TV two years ago, London’s Groundswell has landed multiple pilots, most recently John Singleton’s Snowfall at FX, as well as two series, The Magicians at Syfy and Betas at Amazon, and also has the upcoming HBO movie Confirmation starring Kerry Washington.