TBS Orders Fatherhood Comedy Pilot From Broken Lizard Quartet

TBS has ordered Quality Time, a half-hour comedy pilot written, executive-produced by and starring Paul Soter, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme and Erik Stolhanske, members of the Broken Lizard comedy filmmaking group behind such movies as Super Troopers and Beerfest.

This is the first pilot ordered since Kevin Reilly took the reins of TNT and TBS, though the pickup deal for Quality Time had been well underway when he joined the network.

TBS has been overhauling its original scripted slate, recently canceling Men At Work and Sullivan And Son after three seasons while ordering three pilots: Wrecked; a family vacation show from Daily Show with Jon Stewart correspondents Jason Jones and Samantha Bee; and Quality Time.

The semi-autobiographical Quality Time is about four college buddies who kept their sophomoric ways in suspended animation throughout their 20s and are now succumbing to reproduction. It’s a nontraditional fatherhood comedy about the constant push and pull between the dudes they used to be and the men they are attempting to be.

Also executive producing the TBS-backed pilot are Entertainment One‘s Michael Rosenberg and John Morayniss as well as Steven Amato and Michael Wallen.

The Broken Lizard troupe’s fifth member, Jay Chandrasekhar, recently did a comedy pilot for Amazon titled Really.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2014/12/quality-time-comedy-pilot-broken-lizard-tbs-1201326649/