We are SO happy about this! It’s been announced today (May 13th) that CBS has chosen Brooklyn’s new sitcom Friends With Better Lives for the Fall season! We don’t know many details yet but we’ll be posting everything as soon as we know.
CBS Picks Up James Van Der Beek’s Friends with Better Lives
CBS has ordered the series Friends with Better Lives, starring James Van Der Beek, Brooklyn Decker and Kevin Connolly, TVGuide.com has learned.
The multi-camera comedy follows a group of thirtysomethings who each think that the other has it better. Dana Klein and Aaron Kaplan will executive-produce, with Klein also writing.
Friends with Better Lives is the eighth series CBS has ordered. Read about CBS’ other series pickups here.
‘Friends With Better Lives’ Gets Series Order At CBS
CBS has given a series order to multi-camera comedy pilot Friends With Better Lives, which I hear CBS topper Les Moonves, who developed Friends back in his Warner Bros. days, had been hailing as a potential new incarnation of the blockbuster NBC comedy. With its setup as a young ensemble, Friends With Better Lives could certainly become a successor to CBS’ departing comedy How I Met Your Mother. Written by Dana Klein and directed by James Burrows, Friends With Better Lives revolves around a group of 30-something friends who each think the other has it better. I hear the series pickup deal came after 48 hours of intense negotiations, spearheaded by executive producer Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment. He is exec producing Friends with Klein for 20th Century Fox TV. The ensemble cast includes James Van Der Beek, Brooklyn Decker, Rick Donald, Kevin Connolly, Zoe Lister Jones, Majandra Delfino. Friends With Better Lives was one of two CBS comedy pilots at the network still in contention. I hear the other, Bad Teacher, is still a possibility for midseason. CBS’ current tally of new comedy series stands at five — Friends and Crazy Ones, We Are Men, The Millers and Mom. That is more than double what CBS ordered on the comedy side last May and the most comedy orders at the network in a long time.
Congratulations to Brooklyn on this exciting new project, we can’t wait to see her on our TVs every week