Not only do they have an admirable ‘bromance’ that dates back more than 15 years, they also have unprecedented on-screen chemistry.
Now, they’re moving their creative ingenuity from the big screen to sitcom TV. Entertainment Weekly confirms that the two have struck a deal with CBS to produce a comedic sitcom entitled, “More Time with Family.
After a crucial bidding war, CBS landed the deal. However, 20th Century Fox also placed a put pilot deal on the table. The put pilot deal basically covers the show, stating that if CBS doesn’t approve the show for a full series, the network will be forced to pay penalties.
So far, the CBS network has ordered a pilot commitment for the sitcom, which will star comedian Tom Papa. In addition to screenwriting, Affleck and Damon will also serve as the executive producers for the project.
The half-hour sitcom will be produced through Pearl Street Films in conjunction with the network. Based on Matt Damon’s personal experiences with a glint of Papa’s stand-up humor, the dynamics they bring to the table will be the sitcom’s foundation. Papa portrays a man who undergoes new life experiences with career changes, leaving behind his life of continuous travel on the road to spend more quality time with his family.