CBS has extended a series pickup to another comedy pilot, “The Boys,” perhaps to air this summer.
The show, about a 30-ish writer and his girlfriend who move into the house of a deceased man and in herit his elderly next-door poker buddies, will star Ned Beatty (seen recently in the NBC series “Homicide: Life on the Street”).
Dan O’Shannon and Terry Hughes are exec producers of the show, which comes from CBS Entertainment Prods. in association with Reeves Entertainment.
Reeves has an agreement in principle to transfer most of its assets to New World Entertainment, and the show falls under that pact (Daily Variety, June 7). Reeves also produces “Homicide,” which has a midseason order from NBC.
CBS has now bought three sitcoms from its in-house unit that were part of its spring development crop, including “Dave’s World” and the summer series “The Building.” If “The Boys” is used in summertime, it will join “The Building” and the new comedies “Tall Hopes” and “Big Wave Dave’s.”