The first look deal that Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions established with CBS (NETWORK) is already reaping rewards with the No Activity series order for CBS All Access now being joined by a new comedy called Things You Already Know,
At the the same time, Gloria Sanchez, the company’s female-centric division, is developing a comedy for Isla Fisher with CBS TV Studios, written by Erica Rivinoja (Girls Trip) and directed by Jake Szymanski (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates). Repped by UTA, Fisher hasn’t done much television work but appeared on Arrested Development, HBO’s Bored to Death and Neighbors from Hell. Her next film is the ensemble comedy Tag.
Things You Should Know is being created and written by Emmy-nominated actor Ben Schwartz from Funny or Die’s The Earliest Show with Laura Moses, based on their upcoming illustrated guide to dating called Things You Should Know About Dating, You F*ing Idiot, which will be published by Hachette Books in the fall.
It’s set in today’s “culture of disposable love,” and it follows a group of millennials and their dating habits.
The Gary Sanchez and CBS Studios show No Activity was picked up by CBS All Access as the streaming network series’ first original comedy series due in the fall.
Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor