Comedy Pilot ‘Quality Time’ Not Going Forward At TBS

TBS has passed on Quality Time, its comedy pilot from the Broken Lizard quartet of Paul SoterKevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme and Erik Stolhanske. The semi-autobiographical project, written, executive produced by and starring the four, was about a group of college buddies (Soter, Heffernan, Lemme, Stolhanske) who kept their sophomoric ways in suspended animation throughout their 20s and now are 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. Gillian Vigman, Alexie Gilmore and Jessica Meraz co-starred. Also executive producing the TBS-produced pilot were Entertainment One‘s Michael Rosenberg and John Morayniss as well as Steven Amato and Michael Wallen.

Quality Time marked the first pilot ordered after Kevin Reilly took the reins of TNT and TBS, though the pickup deal for the project had been well underway when he joined the networks.

Of the three TBS pilots from the most recent batch, the network recently picked up Jason Jones/Samantha Bee’s road trip comedy to series. The fate of the third, Wrecked, is still TBD.

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