NBC Buys Krysten Ritter, Liz Vassey and Aaron Kaplan’s Bowling Comedy
11:44 am, August 30th | by Colette McIntyre
Ladies, I feel it — 2014 is going to be a great year for us. Well, at least in terms of television; I can’t guarantee much else. All of our reproductive rights may be snatched away and we might all be trapped in some domestic bunker where our feminist ideas are reprogrammed using old episodes of Leave It to Beaver and Bill O’Reilly podcasts, but at least there will be new Tina Fey shows to distract us! With the broadcast sale season far from over, the primetime gender gap continues to decrease over at NBC: the network has just closed deals for a multi-camera comedy from two female writer-producers.
Don’t Trust The B actress Krysten Ritter and CSI alumna Liz Vassey have teamed up to develop a comedy about six friends with a weekly bowling league, Deadline reports. The show centers on two of the members, “a couple, now broken up, who refuse to give up custody of their bowling league.” The series will be executive produced by Ritter, an avid bowling fan, and Aaron Kaplan, the mastermind behind the concept, with Vassey penning the script. Vassey has previously co-written an episode of CSI when she was still performing on the crime drama. The plot sounds like Happy Endings in a bowling alley to us…which we don’t hate. If this untitled project is even half as funny as Happy Endings, we’re guaranteed to love it.