CBS has put in development hybrid comedy Totally Laime, inspired by Elizabeth Laime’s popular podcast, from Inside Amy Schumer scribe Tami Sagher and Thruline Entertainment.
Co-written and executive produced by Laime and Sagher inspired by Laime and her husband Andy, Totally Laime focuses on a young couple who document their relationship through a podcast. Thruline’s Willie Mercer and JB Roberts also executive produce. CBS Television Studios is the studio.
Laime got her start onstage at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York with her long-running one woman show, Dear Diary, and as part of the original Maude sketch team, Gunderson. She is a comedy writer and former host of the Totally Laime podcast on the Earwolf Network. She currently hosts the weekly podcasts Totally Married, which features relationship advice, and Totally Mommy. Her podcasts have collectively amassed more than 8 million digital downloads.
The podcasts’ fans included Sagher who met Elizabeth Laime when she appeared on Totally Laime. This is the two of them in a photo taken by Laime’s husband, Andy Rosen.
Former How I Met Your Mother and 30 Rock writer-producer Sagher, an alumna of the Second City MainStage in her native Chicago, also served as a co-executive producer on the final season of HBO’s Girls, which recently wrapped production.
Sagher and Laime are repped by Thruline Entertainment and Hansen, Jacob, Teller & Hoberman. Sagher is additionally represented by UTA.
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