by: Mac Maclamore
Chuck Lorre has stepped in to steer development on the comedy adaptation THE SWEET SPOT. The project, which is based on a series of GQ articles from writer Adam Sachs, follows a man in his late 30s who discovers he’s at the perfect age to date the broadest age group of women, from their early 20s to their fifties, essentially finding the “sweet spot” of the dating world. Originally picked up by the studio in 2009, the project progressed slowly, and has only seen one pass on its adaptation from writers Ian Helfer and John Hamburg (Meet the Parents). Now that Lorre is involved, though, the studio is looking to get a set of fresh eyes on the script.
Lorre has had an unbelievable string of successful TV comedies, with his partnership with CBS being particularly lucrative. He’s the creator and writer of “The Big Bang Theory,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Mom” and “Mike and Molly.” This year, Lorre broke a Nielsen record as the first show runner to have four shows rank in the top 20 among adults 18-49. He’s never produced a feature before but his pairing with Mason Novick, the producer behind a slew of coming-of-age comedies including “Juno” and “500 Days of Summer,” tells me that this project is in good hands.
Executives Bob Broder and Jon Berg will be overseeing the project for Warner Bros.