Comedy from Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Lands at CBS

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Tom Papa to topline the project

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have set up a halfhour comedy at CBS with Tom Papa attached to star, Variety has confirmed.

As first reported by Deadline, “More Time With Family” is a multi-cam laffer that is based on the stand-up comedy of Papa and the experiences of Damon. Project centers on a man, played by Papa, who changes his career and gives up a life on the road to spend more time at home with his family. Once he arrives, he realizes no one asked him to do that.

The Eye has offered the project a put pilot commitment, with 20th Century Fox TV producing.

Damon and Affleck will exec produce through their shingle Pearl Street. Papa, Cathy Yuspa Josh Goldsmith serve as co-scribes and will also exec produce with 3 Arts’ Dave Becky and Josh Lieberman.

Affleck recently set a Boston period drama at Fox titled “The Middle Man,” which the new Batman thesp will direct.

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  1. Mike says:

    Affleck passed on directing the Pilot of Homeland. I’m sure this is to help cure that wound.

  2. ed wheeler says:

    fantastic

  3. Tony says:

    What is a Laffer? I am aware of the Laffer Curve, but not in this context.

  4. D'Wanda Mann says:

    The Mac Damon he’s a Pimp! I don’t trust him! Neither does David Webb or Jaysun Bourne!
    How does him wife, Latino gurl ever trush him! And Ben “Batman” Bataffleck, NO U BRUCE WAYNES!

  5. Serena L A says:

    Love comedies n sounds great ! And b a few of my favs b even greater ! Thx for notice and please keep me updated on all info details links Facebook Twitter You Tube etc..! Sincerely a fav top fan Serena

  6. I will watch anything with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon…truly love them both…Ben has a great “eye” for good stories

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