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CBS Developing Asian-American Basketball Comedy From ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Team

CBS is developing a single-camera comedy series from Aline Brosh McKenna and Rene Gube of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” Variety has learned.

Titled “Big Men,” the series would follow an Asian-American rookie professional basketball player who dreams of a baller lifestyle. But standing in his way are his 13-year-old twin sisters whom he co-parents with his overbearing immigrant father.

Brosh McKenna and Gube will serve as writers and executive producers on the project. CBS Television Studios, where Brosh McKenna is currently under an overall deal, will produce.

Brosh McKenna is the creator and showrunner of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” Her other writing credits include “The Devil Wears Prada,” “27 Dresses,” and “We Bought a Zoo.” Gube has appeared on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” multiple times as Father Brah and has also served as a writer, co-producer and executive story editor on the series, recently being upped to producer for the show’s third season . He has also written for and appeared on “The UCB Show” and “Ground Floor,” among other credits.

Brosh McKenna is repped by CAA. Gube is repped by UTA.

(Pictured: Aline Brosh McKenna)

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