CBS Buys Family Comedy From Shana Goldberg-Meehan, Scott Silveri & David Mandel With Pilot Production Commitment
Alums of NBC’s biggest 1990s comedy series, Shana Goldberg-Meehan and Scott Silveri of Friends and David Mandel of Seinfeld, have teamed for a new multi-camera comedy at CBS. The network has handed a pilot production commitment to the untitled project, directed by veteran multi-camera helmer Andy Ackerman. Written/exec produced by Goldberg-Meehan, Silveri and Mandel, the family comedy centers on a couple with adult children. Warner Bros. TV, which produced Friends, is producing with Goldberg-Meehan and Silveri’s Silver and Gold Prods and Mandel’s Woltz International Pictures. This marks the first collaboration of husband-and-wife duo Goldberg-Meehan and Silveri since they created the Friends spinoff Joey. Over the past decade, the two had worked on separate projects, including creating series Perfect Couples and Go On (Silveri) and Better With You (Goldberg-Meehan). Mandel is a frequent collaborator with Seinfeld co-creator Larry David, working as an exec producer on his HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm and film Clear History. This marks the second production commitment for a comedy at CBS this season, along with Kan Cannon and Jason Winer’s single-camera half-hour The Runt.