The networks love auto/semi-autobiographical comedies and are stocking up on half-hours based on personal experiences this year. NBC has bought two such pitches, one from Enlisted co-executive producer Sanjay Shah and one from Legit co-executive producer Chris Case. Shah’s single-camera comedy, from Universal TV, follows two very different brothers and their immigrant parents all trying to run a fast-food franchise together in a sketchy Sacramento neighborhood. (Shah’s family owns a Burger King.) Shah, who worked on 1600 Penn and Cougar Town, is repped by UTA and Ken Richman.
Chris Case‘s multi-camera comedy Maybe It’s Me is based on Case’s life as a father of two juggling three strong women – his current girlfriend, his work wife, and his ex-wife. “I realized that if most of the women in my life are upset with me most of the time, maybe it’s me,” he said. 20th Century Fox TV is producing with Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. Case, who created TV Land’s Retired At 35, is with CAA, Evolution and Jared Levine.
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