NBC has picked up three more comedy pilots for the 2015-16 season, Variety has learned.
“Sebastian,” from CBS Television Studios and Amigos de Garcia, stars stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, who also serves as writer and co-executive producer, along with Austen Earl. In this multi-camera comedy, Sebastian’s old-school values, instilled by his opinionated Italian father, are constantly put to the test by his new wife, her family, and the absurdities of the modern world. Greg Garcia is also executive producing.
Vladimir Caamano will star in, write and co-executive produce an untitled project from Warner Bros. Television and Bill Lawrence’s Doozer Productions shingle. Lawrence, Jeff Ingold and Adam Sztykiel will executive produce. Sztykiel also penned the script with Caamano. The multi-camera comedy centers around Vlad, the son of Dominican immigrants, who wants to carve his own path in life, which proves difficult as his father has no desire to change their extremely co-dependent relationship.
Hailing from Universal Television and David Janollari Entertainment, “Crunch Time” is described as a hybrid game show/comedy that intercuts between a real game show and the scripted workplace that centers on an up-and-coming producer trying to wrangle the volatile host. Betsy Thomas writes and executive produces, with David Janollari and Phil Gurin also executive producing.
NBC’s other comedy pilots include an untitled single-cam comedy from Amy Poehler and Charlie Grandy; “Good Fortune,” from Poehler’s “Parks & Rec” co star Rashida Jones; “The Trail,” from Jeff Astrof and Matt Miller; “Imaginary Friend” from Sean Hayes’ production company; DC Comics workplace comedy “Powerless;” a project from Matt Hubbard; another from Tracey Wigfield; a vehicle for Marlon Wayans; and Dan Fogelman’s birthday ensemble dramedy, plus a straight-to-series order for sitcom “Good Place” from Mike Schur, starring Ted Danson and Kristen Bell.
For detailed information on all of this year’s pilots, see Variety’s Pilot Scorecard.