Net developing comedy from Secunda
CBS is developing a multigenerational relationship comedy from scribe Andrew Secunda (“Love Inc.”).
Untitled comedy revolves around a couple who move in together — and not only struggle to adapt to each other’s quirks but also attempt to avoid turning into their parents. Eye has given a premium script order to the project.
Sony Pictures TV is behind the show, along with Sony-based shingle Tantamount. Secunda would exec produce along with Tantamount’s Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum and Mitch Hurwitz.
With heavy use of flashbacks, the show will trace back how this couple developed their idiosyncrasies; actors will play their characters as children. Viewers will also see the couple’s parents both in present day and 20 years ago.
“We’ll go back to see how (the parents) screwed them up,” Secunda said. “We’ll cast these main characters both as adults and as children.”
Show is loosely based on Secunda’s own experiences, having recently gotten engaged and moved in with his longtime girlfriend.
“Off of that I realized how many quirks we had in moving in together, and how much of it comes from the various ways our parents influenced us,” he said.
Secunda plans to set the half-hour in Brooklyn, where he lives, and shoot it as a hybrid multi/single cam laffer.
Secunda’s other credits include “Late Night With Conan O’Brien.”