Remember that time Harry Styles lived in Late Late Show With James Corden producer Ben Winston’s attic for two years when he needed a place to crash while mansion shopping? Well, that wild experience is the inspiration for a new sitcom starring Damon Wayans Jr., and it has officially been ordered to series by CBS.
Yes, this currently untitled series is headed to a screen near you sometime during the 2018-2019 season. The resemblances stop at the premise — “The series is inspired by a time when Executive Producers Ben Winston and Harry Styles lived together. However, that’s where the reality ends. The show is not based on real life experiences or characters,” CBS Studios made a point of noting in the announcement.
It revolves around a 30-something couple who start to reconnect with their cooler selves when a young pop star — drawn to their suburban, mundane life — moves in. The series also stars Ghosted‘s Amber Stevens West, Neighbours‘ Felix Mallard, MADtv‘s Stephnie Weir and SNL alum Chris Parnell.
CBS also announced that Cedric the Entertainer will headline the comedy Welcome to the Neighborhood about a genial Midwesterner who moves into a tough Los Angeles neighborhood where not everyone appreciates his overt friendliness. The series’ cast also includes Martin and Survivor’s Remorse actress Tichina Arnold, Great News‘ Sheaun McKinney and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23‘s Dreama Walker.
CBS previously announced that the Murphy Brown revival also received a series order. In her triumphant return to the newsroom, Murphy is faced with a much-changed world rife with fake news, social media and a completely different political and cultural climate. Candice Bergen, Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud are among those set to reprise their original parts. Meanwhile, newcomers Limitless‘ Jake McDorman, Atypical‘s Nik Dodani and Cagney & Lacey‘s Tyne Daly will join the show in new roles.
The Dick Wolf-produced drama FBI, about the inner workings of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is also headed your way soon. The series stars Van Helsing‘s Missy Peregrym, Valor‘s Zeeko Zaki, The Following‘s Connie Nielsen, Law & Order‘s Jeremy Sisto and Still Star-Crossed‘s Ebonee Noel. Private Practice and The Good Wife producer Craig Turk will pen the pilot and serve as the showrunner.
Murphy Brown, FBI, Welcome to the Neighborhood and the Untitled Daman Wayans Jr. Project are all expected to arrive on CBS sometime during the 2018-2019 season. Which show are you looking forward to the most?
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