NBC has put in development Manhood, a comedy from writers Jay Baxter & Shaun Zaken, veteran comedy showrunner Rob Long and producer David Janollari.
Co-written and executive produced by Baxter and Zaken, Manhood looks at what it means to be a man today, when the gender lines have never been blurrier. It centers on three men who explore different sides of masculinity in a weekly men’s group meeting, where they cry, beat drums and fire-walk to find the answer. Janollari and Long also executive produce. Universal TV, where Janollari is under an overall deal, is the studio.
Baxter & Zaken, who most recently developed the single-camera comedy Panic Years for Pivot last season, are repped by Paradigm, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, and attorney Stephen Clark.