“Thankless” follows a group of ambitious assistants who pursue their dreams at a sports agency in Chicago.
The hybrid comedy hails from writers Craig Gerard and Matt Zinman, who will serve as executive producers, along with James and his business partner Maverick Carter.
Warner Bros. Television, where SpringHill Entertainment is under a deal, is the studio.
“Thanksless” is the latest TV project to come from James. The NBA superstar is an exec producer on “Survivor’s Remorse” at Starz. His SpringHill Entertainment is behind NBC’s upcoming Chris Hardwick-hosted trivia show “The Wall,” and in development at NBC is a comedy series and a drama series, both in contention for the 2017-2018 television season.
Gerard and Zinman are both familiar to CBS, as alums on “How I Met Your Mother.”Last season, the
An untitled comedy from Poehler and Charlie Grandy follows Karl, who after years of partying that earned him the “black sheep” label, returns home to compete with his brother for the family throne. Grandy (“The Mindy Project,” “The Office”) is writer on the project and will exec produce with Poehler, her producing partner Brooke Posch and Dave Becky of 3 Arts, which is producing the single-camera comedy (formerly titled “Dumb Prince”) with Poehler’s Paper Kite shingle. Universal TV is the studio.
Poehler’s former “Parks and Recreation” co-star Jones is also staying in business with NBC, as she has an exec producer credit on comedy pilot “Good Fortune,” hailing from writer/exec producers Craig Gerard and Matt Zinman (“How I Met Your Mother”). The multi-camera ensemble comedy focuses on a hyper-structured
Written by Craig Gerard & Matthew Zinman
Directed by Pamela Fryman
Airs Monday nights at 8pm Et on CBS
Like the opening episodes of the season, ‘Last Time In New York’ is at its best when the recurring jokes are put to the side and Ted is sitting at the bar in the hotel lounge. Last week, we watched him watch himself, talking to the Mother about the bitter man wondering when it was going to be his turn – and this week, Lily and Ted share a touching conversation about that bitterness, and how important it is for him to let go.
It’s really a fantastic climatic moment for the episode, succeeding where Mandy Patinkin and old people sex jokes failed with Barney and Robin: in that moment, Ted becomes defined in a way the show had only
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