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CBS just made what are expected to be the final comedy pilot pickups this season, greenlighting three projects. Two of them are multi-camera – one from Friends alum Greg Malins toplined by Rules Of Engagement star Patrick Warburton, which will likely get Rules fans alarmed; and one from former Scrubs executive producer Tad Quill originally developed three seasons ago. The third order went to a single-camera adaptation of an Israeli format by Smash co-executive producers Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky. Overall, CBS has ordered 12 comedy pilots this season – six multi-camera and six single-camera. Malins’ script, titled Jacked Up, clinched the pickup after Warburton recently signed on to play the lead and the project, originally developed by Sony TV, became a co-production with CBS TV Studios. Rules co-producer Happy Madison also has come on board. Warburton’s casting is certain to raise questions about the future of Rules Of Engagement, which has »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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