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Upfronts: CBS game for “Worst Week”

CBS is rolling the dice on another multi-generational comedy, giving the pickup nod to  “Worst Week,” based on the Beeb’s “Worst Week of My Life.”

Laffer, penned by Matt Tarses and helmed by Adam Bernstein, revolves around a young couple in pre-wedding mode navigating the idiosyncracies of their soon-to-be in laws. Series stars Kyle Bornheimer and Nancylenehan Kurtwoodsmith Erin Hayes as the couple, and “That ’70s Show’s” Kurtwood Smith (pictured left) and “New Adventures of Old Christine’s” Nancy Lenehan (pictured right) as the bride-to-be’s mom and dad. (Sorry, I couldn’t readily put my hands on pics of Bornheimer and Hayes.)

“Worst Week,” from U.K. production powerhouse Hat Trick, has had strong buzz for a while at CBS. Sometimes getting too hot too early can hurt a pilot’s chances, but it obviously wasn’t a problem this time around.

“Worst Week” was one of two comedy pickups CBS dispensed today. The other went to “Project Gary,” the Jay Mohr starrer that had been kinda low-profile but came on strong last week after the pilot screenings.

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