NBC Buys Two Foul-Mouthed Pilots from Krysten Ritter and Awkward‘s Lauren Iungerich
4:06 pm, September 17th | by Colette McIntyre
The B — in Apartment 23 is on a roll: NBC has bought its second sitcom pilot from Krysten Ritter. The actress’ production company Silent Machine Entertainment has sold a single-camera comedy from Freaky Friday writer Heather Hach called My Parents Are Too F**king Happy. According to Deadline, the project is “an irreverent comedy” about three adult siblings who have been romantically ruined by their parents’ blissful marriage. The show will be written by Hach and produced by Universal TV. 2014 – 2015 is gearing up to be a big season for Ritter: she is already developing a bowling comedy for NBC with CSI‘s Liz Vassey and set to star in playwright Leslye Headland’s pilot, Assistance.
NBC has also nabbed another swear-happy pilot, this one from the creator of MTV’s Awkward, Lauren Iungerich. Bitch Off The Ol’ Block is a single-camera project about a “young professional woman” whose smart-ass biological daughter moves in with her and her roommates, turning them into an “unorthodox surrogate family.” This news comes after Iungerich landed one of the biggest comedy commitments of the season — a pilot production commitment with a series penalty behind it from ABC. Her ABC project, titled Damaged Goods, is described as “a comedy about the sexual politics that have changed between men and women in this post-feminist era.”