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[08/11/16 - 04:49 PM]
Showtime Orders New Comedy Pilot "Mating" from Jason Katims and Stu Zicherman
The comedy anthology pilot will center on a recently divorced guy (Taran Killam) who married young and now finds himself completely unprepared for the brave new, frank and fluid world of dating and hooking up.

[via press release from Showtime]

SHOWTIME ORDERS NEW COMEDY PILOT "MATING" FROM JASON KATIMS AND STU ZICHERMAN

Taran Killam Cast In Lead Role

LOS ANGELES - August 11, 2016 - SHOWTIME has ordered a new half-hour comedy project entitled MATING (working title), executive produced by Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood), and written and executive produced by Stu Zicherman (The Affair, The Americans). Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live) has been cast in the lead role. The comedy anthology pilot will center on a recently divorced guy who married young and now finds himself completely unprepared for the brave new, frank and fluid world of dating and hooking up. The project, produced by SHOWTIME, Universal TV and True Jack Productions, is an "annual anthology" as each season will focus on a different protagonist's journey through modern dating and relationships. Michelle Lee will also serve as an executive producer. The announcement was made by David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. at the 2016 Television Critics Association's Summer Press Tour.

Taran Killam is best known to audiences for his six seasons on Saturday Night Live. Killam established his comedy career in Los Angeles as a main company member of the Groundlings, performing with numerous improv and sketch groups, and also appearing in the Groundlings' Sunday Company. Additionally, he appeared in the show "Three Compa´┐Żeros" at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. His additional television credits include New Girl, How I Met Your Mother, Community, Drunk History, Comedy Bang Bang, MADtv and Scrubs. He also voices the character of Frantic in the original animated series The Awesomes. His feature-film work includes the Academy Award(R)-winning film 12 Years a Slave, The Heat, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Underdogs, Grown Ups 2, Ted 2, My Best Friend's Girl, Big Fat Liar, Just Married, and Epic Movie. He can also be seen in the upcoming film Brother Nature, and in the independent Why We're Killing Gunther opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, which Killam also wrote and directed. In 2013, Killam released "The Illegitimates," a comic book miniseries focused on a team of illegitimate children tasked with replacing their father, a James Bond-esque super-spy.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME(R), THE MOVIE CHANNEL(TM) and FLIX(R), and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND(R), THE MOVIE CHANNEL(TM) ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND(R), and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME(R). Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME(R). SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple(R), Roku(R), Amazon and Google. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu, Sony PlayStation(R) Vue and Amazon Prime Video. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks(TM), a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel(TM), and offers Smithsonian Earth(TM) through SN Digital LLC. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV. For more information, go to www.SHO.com.





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