EXCLUSIVE: With the network buying season winding down, heavyweights Greg Malins and Greg Berlanti scored a put pilot commitment at CBS for a half-hour project the two will co-write and executive produce. The multi-camera comedy hails from Warner Bros TV, where Malins and Berlanti are based. It centers on notorious womanizer Nick who, after surviving a health scare, realizes that “The One” he has never found is actually his best friend of 15 years, Wendy. Problem is Wendy is engaged to a guy Nick likes, she and Nick own a business together and their attempt at dating back in college was a disaster.
It marks the second sale to CBS this season for both Malins and Berlanti. Former Friends and How I Met Your Mother executive producer Malins is co-writing/executive producing with Bill Lawrence a multi-camera workplace comedy that recently landed a pilot production commitment from the Eye network. And Everwood creator Berlanti is executive producing a Nick Wootton-penned cop drama, which has a put pilot commitment at CBS. (more…)