Long, Vaughn, Billingsley exec producing Steve Byrne comedy
TBS has ordered 10 episodes of comedy “Sullivan and Son,” starring comedian Steve Byrne.Byrne and showrunner Rob Long co-wrote the pilot, set in a Pittsburgh bar that Byrne’s character, a former corporate attorney, takes over. Vince Vaughn and Peter Billingsley are exec producing “Sullivan” with Long, with Dan Lauria, Jodi Long, Owen Benjamin, Brian Doyle Murray, Christine Ebersole, Vivian Bang and Valerie Azlynn co-starring. Show comes from Vaughn’s Wild West Picture Show Prods. in association with Warner Horizon TV. Ted Wass willl direct. ” ‘Sullivan and Son’ is a smart, funny, workplace comedy from the distinct comedy voices of Steve Byrne and Rob Long,” said Michael Wright, exec veep and head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies. Lauria and Long will play the parents of Byrne’s character, Benjamin his best friend. Bang has the role of his sister, Azlynn is a former sweetheart and Murray and Ebersole (who worked together on “Saturday Night Live” three decades ago) will play bar regulars. “Sullivan” is slated for a summer premiere, to go with buddy comedy series “Men at Work” with Danny Masterson, James Lesure, Michael Cassidy and Adam Busch. Coming later this year for TBS will be “The Wedding Band,” with Brian Austin Green, Harold Perrineau, Peter Cambor, Derek Miller, Melora Hardin, Jenny Wade and Kathryn Fiore.