Eager to hear from real people, NBC has picked up a new alternative comedy series, COMMON SENSE. The gist of the half-hour series, which has been given six episodes, is that every week a recurring cast of people from around the country will give their two cents on a variety of news stories, both local and national. The guests will be small groups of friends, colleagues, family members, and the like.
The series comes from Stephen Lambert of Studio Lambert and Universal Television Alternative Studio. Lambert, Tania Alexander, Alex Katz, Greg Lipstone, and Greg Goldman set to executive produce. It was also been picked up to series in the U.K. by BBC Two in August when Lambert pitched it to the comedy department, not the reality department.
Meredith Ahr, President of Universal TV Alternative Studio said the series will allow audiences to “listen in, laugh and capture the authentic, entertaining ways everyday people are reacting to the news of the week.”
In order to remain relevant with the news, episodes are set to air within a week of them being filmed.
Lambert is behind several popular reality series, including Wife Swap and Undercover Boss. He’s also an executive producer on series like The Singles Project, The People’s Couch, and Pitch Slapped.
He is repped by ICM.
Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor