LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:
Looking to keep track of all the various projects in development? Click here to visit our signature "Devwatch" section. There visitors can view our listings by network, genre, studio and even development stage (ordered to pilot, cast-contingent, script, etc.). It's updated every day!
UNTITLED BO BURNHAM PROJECT (MTV, New!) - Comedian Bo Burnham is set to topline a new comedy about "a kid fresh out of high school who's pursing the new American dream of being a celebrity without having any talent." He'll pen and executive produce the half-hour, which has a pilot commitment, alongside Dan Lagana and Luke Liacos as well as Dave Becky of 3 Arts Entertainment. Burnham's stand-up special "Words, Words, Words" premieres Saturday, October 16 on sibling network Comedy Central.
UNTITLED LENA DUNHAM PROJECT (HBO, New!) - Newcomer Lena Dunham ("Tiny Furniture") has booked a pilot order at the pay channel for a new semi-autobiographical comedy about "the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20's." In addition to writing and directing, she'll star in the project and serve as a co-executive producer. Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner are attached as executive producers.
THE WISHBONES (Showtime, New!) - Tom Perrotta is bringing his novel of the same name, about "a group of guys who form a wedding band in their small town but aspire to rock 'n' roll greatness," to the small screen. The network has given a script commitment to the project, the first of its kind under incoming topper David Nevins. John Wells is on board to executive produce the hour via his Warner Bros. Television-based banner alongside Perrotta. Andrew Stearn and Robin Budd are likewise attached as producers.
Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters