‘Jumpstart’ comedy based on comic strip gets CBS pilot order from Wayne Connelly, Capital and TrailTV

CBS has handed out a pilot order jump start, a multi-camera comedy based on Rob Armstrong’s long-running comic strip. Wayne Conley (perfect man) wrote the TV adaptation. Aaron Kaplan’s Capital Entertainment, Wendy Trilling’s TrillTV and CBS Studios were among the first CBS buys last June for the 2023-24 season. The order caps the capital’s nearly decade-long journey to adapt jump start for tv

Based on the popular comic strip that debuted in 1989, jump start is set in Philadelphia and follows Joe, a cop, his wife Marcy, a nurse, and Joe’s partner Crunchy. Joe and Marcy are young, hip, urban parents with old school values ​​who are willing to sacrifice for their kids and have a few laughs while doing it!

Conley executive produced with Capital Entertainment’s Kaplan and Melanie Frankel, TrillTV’s Trilling and Armstrong producer Bridget McMeel, who brought the property to Hollywood for Andrews McMeel Entertainment. Armstrong co-executive produced. Jesse Abbott is Capital’s creative executive on the project.

It marks the second comedy pilot at CBS, joining the multi-camera sitcom starring Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr.

Capital previously adapted Armstrong and McMeel jump start The project, a single-camera comedy with a different writer, was set up at Fox in 2014 for television. Armstrong, one of only a handful of black syndicated cartoonists in the United States, is based jump start Strip his own experience.

“Almost every married couple I know is like my main characters Joe and Marcy,” he said in a 1996 interview. “The image of young black people is so skewed, so false. I don’t know anyone who carjacks, plays basketball, raps. The characters Joe and Marcy and I created are deep and grounded in real life.”

Initially carrying 40 papers, jump start Popularity grew to appearances in over 400 publications, including the Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Boston Globe.

Conley Peacock Limited is a co-executive producer of the series The perfect man. Her series credits include Queen Sugar, Delilah and Greenleaf and the comedy White Famous. Conley has deep roots in sketch comedy, with writing credits on shows like All That and Kenan & Kell. He has written several films including King’s Ransom and Our Family Wedding. Conley is replaced by APA, Brad Kaplan at Link Entertainment and Rob Zymansky at Eclipse Law.

Andrews McMill Entertainment is the entertainment division of Andrews McMill Universal, the world’s largest independent syndicate, distributing content to more than 2,500 US and 400 international news outlets. Comics, Columns and Puzzles The AMU syndicate includes The Far Side, Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, “Dear Abby,” “Miss Manners” and the Universal Crossword.

On CBS, Kapital and TrillTV have hit multi-camera comedy series aroundwhich was recently renewed for a sixth season

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