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Caitlin McGee & Eugene Cordero Join NBC Pilot ‘Crunch Time’; Owen Smith In ‘Sebastian’

24 March 2016 11:32 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Caitlin McGee and Eugene Cordero (Comedy Bang! Bang!) have booked series regular roles opposite Craig Ferguson and Andrea Anders in Crunch Time, NBC's hybrid game show/comedy pilot written by Betsy Thomas based on an original idea by veteran game show producer Phil Gurin (Weakest Link). Crunch Time, which intercuts between a real game show and the scripted workplace, centers on Emily (Anders), an up-and-coming producer trying to wrangle the volatile host, Toby (Ferguson)… »

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Andrea Anders To Star In ‘Crunch Time’ NBC Game Show/Comedy Pilot

11 March 2016 11:42 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Andrea Anders (Better Off Ted) is set as the female lead opposite Craig Ferguson in Crunch Time, NBC's hybrid game show/comedy pilot written by Betsy Thomas based on an original idea by veteran game show producer Phil Gurin (Weakest Link). Crunch Time, which intercuts between a real game show and the scripted workplace, centers on Emily (Anders), an up-and-coming producer trying to wrangle the volatile host, Toby (Ferguson). Driven, loyal and level-headed, Emily is… »

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Craig Ferguson to Star in NBC’s Game Show Comedy Pilot ‘Crunch Time’

10 March 2016 1:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC has cast Craig Ferguson, Kyle Howard and Kellee Stewart for the network’s hybrid game show/comedy pilot “Crunch Time,” Variety has learned.

The multi-camera comedy concept will cut between a real game show and the scripted workplace that centers on an up-and-coming producer trying to wrangle the volatile host, Toby (Ferguson). Howard will play Jake, the game show’s head writer and a hipster playwright, who only sticks with the show for the money and his friendship with Emily (the as-yet uncast producer). Stewart will portray Marcelle, Emily’s best friend and confidante, who also works on the game show within the show.

The series hails from Universal Television, David Janollari Entertainment and The Gurin Company. Betsy Thomas wrote the pilot script and will executive produce alongside David Janollari and Phil Gurin, from an original idea by Gurin. The show marks a reunion for “My Boys” creator Thomas and Howard and Stewart, »

- Laura Prudom

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Craig Ferguson To Star In ‘Crunch Time’ NBC Pilot, Kyle Howard & Kellee Stewart Also Cast

10 March 2016 1:00 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Celebrity Name Game host Craig Ferguson will be blending game show hosting and acting as the star of Crunch Time, NBC’s hybrid game show/comedy. Also cast in the project, written by Betsy Thomas based on an original idea by veteran game show producer Phil Gurin (Weakest Link), are Kyle Howard (Royal Pains) and Kellee Stewart (The Soul Man), reuniting with Thomas after co-starring on her TBS comedy series My Boys. Crunch Time, which intercuts between a real game show and… »

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NBC Orders Comedy Pilots Starring Comedians Vladimir Caamaño & Sebastian Maniscalco, Game Show/Comedy Hybrid

2 February 2016 2:17 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Following the promising start of The Carmichael Show, NBC is eyeing two more multi-camera comedy shows toplined by comedians that are informed by their lives and standup, giving pilot orders to an untitled half-hour starring Vladimir Caamaño, produced by Bill Lawrence; and Sebastian, starring Sebastian Maniscalco, produced by Greg Garcia. Additionally, NBC has given a pilot order to Crunch Time, a hybrid game show/multi-camera comedy written by Betsy Thomas and produced… »

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NBC Orders Comedy Pilots from ‘Undateable’ Producers, Greg Garcia, David Janollari

2 February 2016 2:15 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

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. »

- Laura Prudom

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NBC Orders Pilots From Bill Lawrence, Greg Garcia and Hybrid Game Show/Comedy

2 February 2016 2:15 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NBC added to its comedy pilot haul Tuesday, ordering half-hours from Bill Lawrence (Undateable), Greg Garcia (The Millers) and a scripted/game show hybrid from Betsy Thomas (Guys With Kids). From Lawrence's Warner Bros. Television-based Doozer banner, the untitled Vladimir Caamano comedy stars the stand-up comedian in a semi-autobiographical story. Formerly known as Vlad,t he comedy centers on Caamano, the son of Dominican immigrants, who wants to carve his own path in live that winds up proving difficult as his father has no desire to change their extremely co-dependent relationship. Undateable's Adam Sztykiel will pen

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