Two months after The Millers star Will Arnett launched a TV production company, Electric Avenue, with a first-look deal at CBS TV Studios, the company has sold its first project, a comedy at CBS. Based on Johanna Stein’s book How Not To Calm A Child On A Plane, the project centers on a pair of unconventional parents trying to raise their child according to their own rules, not the rules imposed upon them by society at large.
Adam Barr (Growing Up Fisher) will write the adaptation, whose format — single- or multi-camera is TBD — with Stein. Barr executive produces alongside Arnett and Peter Principato, while Stein serves a co-executive producer. The book was brought to CBS Studios, which is behind the comedy, by Electric Avenue president Jed Weitzman.
Parenthood comedy is a familiar territory for Arnett who starred in NBC’s Up All Night. He is repped by WME and Principato Young. Stein is repped by APA and attorney Jamie Feldman.