CBS Buys Family Comedy From Writer Austin Winsberg

Austin Winsberg
Courtesy of Underground

In a preemptive buy, CBS has put in development a single-camera family comedy from Jake in Progress creator Austin Winsberg, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum and CBS TV Studios.

Written and executive produced by Winsberg, the Untitled Austin Winsberg Project is a semi-autobiographical look at a dysfunctional family in transition one year after the larger-than-life patriarch has passed away. Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum also executive produce. CBS TV Studios is the studio.

Creator of ABC comedy series Jake in Progress, Winsberg also penned the TV adaptation for NBC’s The Sound of Music Live! starring Carrie Underwood and was a writer and producer on the CW’s Gossip Girl. He’s with CAA, Underground and attorney Michael Schenkman.

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