Eva Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment has sold its first series project under the rich three-year TV and film production deal the company inked in January in conjunction with NBC’s straight-to-series order to UnbeliEVAble’s comedy Hot and Bothered starring Longoria. The new project — a comedy penned by Hot and Bothered writer-producer Rob Sudduth — has landed at NBC where UnbelEVAble has multiple pilot commitments as well as a series penalty on the TV side.
Set against the world of Texas Rangers, the comedy follows train wreck Texas Ranger “Cathy Cruz,” who after inadvertently catching a serial killer, is recruited by the rough-and-tumble Texas Rangers. Cruz butts heads with her straight-laced macho partner at work as well as her judgmental Mexican family at home, and the biggest question that remains is: which world does she fit into less? Longoria is executive producing with her UnbelEVAble partner Ben Spector.
Sudduth won “Best Comedy” in the Page International Screenwriting Awards for Going to Gunn, and has written for GCB, The New Normal, The Crazy Ones, and Red Band Society. He is repped by UTA and Metamorphic Management.
In addition to Hot and Bothered, which is in production for a midseason premiere, UnbeliEVAble has projects in development at HBO Films and NBC International. The company is repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment.