Here Are All the Comedy Pilots Being Developed for Next Season

Which of the 10 comedies will make the final cut?
Here Are All the Comedy Pilots Being Developed for Next Season

Fall used to be a bonanza for comedy fans, with old favorite sitcoms returning and a slew of new comic treasures to sift through. These days, there are a lot fewer comedies to choose from, but according to Deadline, the four broadcast networks still have ten new joke-fests they’re considering for next year’s schedule. Here’s a preview of what might be coming our way.

Poppa’s House

CBS already has a page on its site for Poppa’s House, so odds for a pick-up look good. Here’s the official description: “Legendary talk radio host and happily divorced “Poppa” (Damon Wayans) has his point of view challenged at work when a new female co-host is hired, and at home where he finds himself still parenting his adult son (Damon Wayans Jr.), a brilliant dreamer who is trying to pursue his passion while being a responsible father and husband.”

Georgie and Mandy’s First Marriage

The name for the Young Sheldon spin-off just dropped, and it’s a doozy. We know from the Big Bang Theory finale that Nobel Prize winner Sheldon gets congratulatory texts from both Georgie’s ex-wife and Georgie’s other ex-wife. Which one is Mandy? “I’m hoping that I’m the ex-wife and the new wife,” Emily Osment told TVLine. “People get divorced and remarried. Why can’t she be both?”

Going Dutch

Denis Leary is behind a show that Deadline describes like this: “A decorated, hard-ass colonel is tasked with running the least important U.S. Army base in the world, located in the tulip-hugging, wine-chugging Netherlands.”

10% Happier

Fox loves The Masked Singer’s Ken Jeong, the comic leading this sitcom based on Dan Harris’ popular book and podcast. Jeong plays a family man and mid-level executive who has a panic attack at work. The episode inspires him to change everything about the way he lives to become 10% happier. 

Buffalo Tens

Another Period’s Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome star as “two brash 40-something matchmakers in Buffalo, NY, (who) are unexpectedly dumped by their husbands. They’re forced to put their ‘tried and true’ dating regimen – The Buffalo Tens Commandments – to the test for themselves. While out in the dating scene for the first time in 20 years, they’ll realize the antiquated methods they’ve recommended to clients won’t actually help at all, and they may have to question everything they know about dating, relationships and love.”

St. Denis Medical

From the people who brought you Superstore and American AutoWendi McLendon-Covey and David Alan Grier star in a “mockumentary about an underfunded, understaffed Oregon hospital where the dedicated doctors and nurses try their best to treat patients while maintaining their own sanity.”

Happy’s Place

Reba McEntire plays Bobbie, a woman running a local bar. “My dad was the owner, and I’ve been running it for the last ten years, and my dad dies,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “I find out some information at the reading of his will that I’m not too happy with, so…”

Forgive & Forget

Modern Family’s Ty Burrell returns as perennial life of the party Hank. “After an unexpected diagnosis, Hank reconnects with his responsible adult son Ben in hopes of making new memories together.”


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