HBO orders a Steve Carell comedy series from Bill Lawrence and Matt Tarses

A college comedy series starring Steve Carell has received a 10-episode straight-to-series order from HBO. The half-hour single-camera project comes from veteran comedy writer and producer Bill Lawrence (Ted Lasso(And Tarses died)Goldberg) and Warners Bros. Television as Lawrence’s Doozer and Tarses banner are under overall deals.

Written by Lawrence and Tarses – they meet after working together on Lawrence’s medical comedy ScrubsThe untitled comedy is set on a college campus and centers around the author’s (Caryl) complicated relationship with his daughter.

Carell and Tarsis executive produce alongside Lawrence, Jeff Ingold and Lisa Katzer of Doozer Productions. The series is produced by Doozer in association with Warner Bros. Television.

“The bringing together of Steve Carell and Bill Lawrence promises to be full of laughter, warmth and magic. We are thrilled to be home to this long-awaited collaboration,” said Amy Gravett, EVP, HBO & Max Comedy Programming.

HBO is looking to replenish the ranks of its comedy series after taking down the juggernaut Barry And Curb your enthusiasm. In addition to the series order for The College Project, which comes from an all-star comedy cast, the network recently ordered two pilots with rising comedy stars Rachel Sinnott and Tim Robinson.

“HBO has always been a standard bearer for high-quality television,” Lawrence said. “Doing a show there with Steve Carell is a career highlight for Matt and I. Nothing can go wrong now.”

This represents a rare HBO series from the Warner Bros. Television brothers. While the studio is a major supplier to streaming platform Max, which also offers HBO programming, the premium network has traditionally relied primarily on its own production arm. WBTV recently produced the HBO drama The west.

“We are very excited to collaborate with the dream team of Steve Carell, Bill Lawrence and Matt Tarses on what is sure to be a great new series. Collectively they have been at the center of some of the most exciting programs,” said Channing Dungey, Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Television Group. “Thanks to our partners at HBO, we look forward to bringing them together to deliver the next great comedy.”

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Through his deal with Warner Bros. TV, Lawrence co-created and executive produces the hit Emmy Award-winning comedy series on Apple TV+. Ted Lasso He serves in the same capacity in the Jason Segel-Harrison Ford comedy series shrink, Which is heading into its second season, and he also developed and produced the upcoming Apple TV+ series Bad monkey Starring Vince Vaughn. Lawrence is repped by CAA and Jorn, Levin, Barnes. Tarses is represented by WME.

Carell recently signed a one-year contract to star in Tina Fey’s Netflix comedy series the four SeasonsIt is based on the film starring Alan Alda and Carol Burnett. He is currently starring on stage at Lincoln Center in Uncle Vanya He voices the main cartoon character in if. Carell, who then resumes his voice role Despicable me 4repped by WME, Media Four Management and attorney JSSK.

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