After having gone down the road on more off-beat comedies and weird thirty-minute shows, HBO seems to be circling the wagons on a big comedy. Not only does People in New Jersey star Sarah Silverman and Topher Grace, but it’s produced by Lorne Michaels and the pilot will be directed by Bridesmaids and The Heat helmer Paul Feig.
Further details on the show are sparse, but it seems to examine the family dynamic not only between brother and sister, but mother and children as well. How this show doesn’t star Jason Schwartzman is baffling to me. Maybe they ran out of space to include his name or something.
The pilot script will be written by Girls and Six Feet Under writer Bruce Eric Kaplan, and you can tell from his two first name that this gentleman doesn’t eff around.