As part of its strategy to expand into original half-hour comedies, the USA Network has acquired a new project from former Entourage staff writers Jeremy Miller and Dan Cohn.
Entitled Smother, the show would revolve around a 30-year-old man who is "blessed" with three mothers after his biological mother and father divorce and marry other women. All three of his moms proceed to take control of his financial, professional, and personal life when he is forced to move back home.
Miller and Cohn were featured on the most recent "Black List," a survey of the top unproduced screenplays, for their original feature The Portland Condition, which has Jim Carrey attached to star. Late last year, Disney bought a feature pitch from the duo called Happy Birthday, about a man who turns 40 and vows never to celebrate another birthday again, but is forced to relive the four worst birthdays from his past.
USA has shown interest in the half-hour comedy genre, developing a handful of single-camera projects this season such as the long-gestating Paging Dr. Freed and the Denis Leary-produced Sirens. The network is also considering picking up Happy Endings if ABC drops it after this season, as expected.
Can you handle another new comedy about an adult forced to move back home?