CBS Lands Comedy from Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

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Everyone's favorite brosefs are together again. Well, kind of. Actors-writers-directors-husbands-fathers-Oscar-winners Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have landed a half-hour comedy at CBS, according to Deadline. One caveat: the real BFFs are not starring in the project, but rather producing it.

The multi-cam laugher 'More Time with Family' stars comedian Tom Papa and will be based on his stand-up comedy, as well as the experiences of Damon. (Affleck, it seems, is just a suit.) The premise of the show centers on a guy (Papa) who changes his career and gives up a life on the road to spend more time at home with his family. Once he arrives, he realizes no one asked him to do that. Burn. 

The idea for the pilot originated when Papa and Damon bonded on the set of two movies they worked on together, 'The Informant,' and 'Behind the Candelbra.' The pair hooked up with Affleck and his production company, Pearl Street Films, which is apparently making a big push in television (Affleck has another pilot set up at FOX, 'The Middle Man,' which he will also direct). Damon will also serve as executivr producer.

The three went with scribes, Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldstein (both from 'The King of Queens'), to co-write along the put pilot commitment with Papa.

This is not the first foray into television for the Boston buddies. In the early 2000s, they were previously partnered in LivePlanet, which produced several TV shows, including drama 'Push, Nevada' and docu series 'Project Greenlight' (which I totally wanted to be on).

- Matt Damon
- Ben Affleck

Written by: briannehogan
Oct 11th, 2013, 7:06 am

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