CBS Orders ‘What Goes Around Comes Around’ Comedy Pilot From Dan Kopelman

CBS has given a pilot order to What Goes Around Comes Around, a single-camera comedy from writer Dan Kopelman (Rules Of Engagement, Malcolm In The Middle) and producer Aaron Kaplan.

CBS LogoThe project, from Warner Bros. TV and Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, centers on two fortysomething parents who were wild and reckless teenagers now face their worst nightmare—raising three teenagers of their own. Kopelman wrote the script and is executive producing with Kaplan.

This marks the first single-camera comedy order by CBS this season — the rest have been all multi-camera or hybrid — though I hear that the O’Shannon/Butler/Hope project, originally developed as single-camera and ordered to pilot as hybrid, may revert to a single-camera format.

Image (4) kapital__140110211922-275x208.png for post 662065What Goes Around Comes Around marked the third consecutive broadcast sale for Kopelman and Kaplan who had a multi-camera comedy project at CBS last year and a half-hour spec with John Hamburg attached to direct at Fox the year before. The two also developed a project together at Nickelodeon. This is the third network pilot order for Kapital Entertainment this season, joining single-camera comedy The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport at ABC and animated presentation Botcop at Fox.

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  1. Tom Bradyon Feb 1, 2016 3:05 pm

    DK is everything I like in a writer — funny, nice, working-class golf swing. Hope this goes!

  2. Christianon Feb 1, 2016 3:08 pm

    The logline is almost identical to the Fox/WB sitcom “Grounded for Life.”

    • Sho Nufon Feb 1, 2016 3:23 pm

      This couple has three teenagers. One of the kids on GFL was a tween. Totally different.

  3. Anonymouson Feb 1, 2016 3:18 pm

    Aaron Kaplan, the Gordon Gekko of television, whose motto is “dreck is good.”

  4. Marlaon Feb 1, 2016 3:38 pm

    Another groundbreaking winner from the master Aaron Kaplan. So cool to see all those shows he sold last year turn into critically acclaimed hits.

    • Trenton Feb 1, 2016 4:20 pm

      Life in Pieces is CBS’s third highest rated show, and got a thumbs up from critics.

      • Cappyon Feb 5, 2016 11:45 am

        and please let’s not forget about the Mysteries of Laura. He gets it done.

  5. bilkoon Feb 2, 2016 6:49 am

    You ‘da man Dan.

  6. on Feb 3, 2016 12:13 am

    Congratulations. Well-deserved pick up for a great writer. Sorry I didn’t see it sooner. You are indeed the man.

    Aaron Korsh

  7. Docon Feb 5, 2016 11:40 am

    Dan is great- happy for him.
    …but this is Grounded for Life so I guess they’re on to something with What Goes Around. Get ’em.