Louis C.K. And Spike Fereston Pilot Gets The Greenlight From CBS
Author: Leslie Kasperowicz
published: 2012-01-30 12:02:48
CBS has tapped a duo with a strong history of laughs for a new comedy pilot that has been given the greenlight this morning. Louis C.K., who already stars in his self-titled comedy series, and Spike Fereston, former late-night talk show host, are working together on the pilot which is so far untitled but seems to have something of a Friends vibe.
Deadline posted the news this morning that the pilot has the go-ahead from the network. Louis C.K. and Spike Fereston have worked on a comedy pilot before – more than ten years ago Boomtown was passed over, so hopefully this time they’ll have more luck. Certainly they have both added plenty to their resumes since then, especially Louis, whose FX sitcom, Louie about his own life along with his stand-up career have shot him to stardom. Well deserved if you ask me, since this guy is the rare comedian who can have me in tears of laughter.
Spike Fereston finished up a run on Talkshow with Spike Fereston in 2009, and has another project in the works with Fox. That one will be a single dad comedy set to star Josh Wolf. Fereston also has writing credits on Seinfeld and Late Show with David Letterman (Louis C.K wrote for Letterman as well, another of many connections between the two) to his credit.
This new project is an ensemble comedy about a group of young people in pursuit of their creative aspirations. With little more to go on describing the show I immediately think of Friends, but more information on the plot might change my mind on that. Concerns about the plot itself are mitigated for me by the team behind it; these guys know funny, and I am certainly willing to give anything they put out a shot.
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