Chuck Lorre has teamed with “Daily Show with Jon Stewart” alum David Javerbaum on a comedy project through Warner Bros. TV that landed on the desks of development execs at ABC, NBC, Fox, CBS and Netflix this week.
Lorre and Javerbaum wrote the script together on spec. The pilot prospect is believed to have been delivered to the Big Four nets and Netflix on Thursday. The script revolves around a group of people working at a legal pot dispensary in Colorado, per Deadline.
Warner Bros. TV, where Lorre has a rich production pact, declined comment.
Lorre and Javerbaum became friendly in part after Jim Parsons, star of Lorre’s CBS comedy “The Big Bang Theory,” did a stint on Broadway last year in Javerbaum’s play “An Act of God.”
Javerbaum spent many years on the writing staff of “The Daily Show,” rising to head writer and exec producer. After leaving the show, he’s developed comedy projects for CBS and NBC, notably with Maya Rudoloph. He also produced two offbeat series for Fusion, “No You Shut Up,” a look at news headlines using puppets, and “Good Morning Today,” an animated/live-action take on a morning news program in an alternative universe.
Javerbaum is known as the voice of the Twitter handle @TheTweetofGod, where he unleashes a steady stream of observations and quips ranging from caustic to complimentary. It boasts more than 2.2 million followers.
“An Act of God” was derived in part from that Twitter feed. The religion-themed comedy, directed by Joe Mantello, ran on Broadway from May to August. The show opens Jan. 31 for a six-week run at L.A.’s Ahmanson Theater with Sean Hayes in the lead role.
Lorre is network TV’s most reliable comedy hitmaker. His most recent series launch, “Mom,” is now in its third season at CBS. He’s repped by UTA; Javerbaum’s with CAA.
(Pictured: Chuck Lorre)