‘30 Rock’ and ‘Pitch Perfect’ Writer Kay Cannon Gets CBS Pilot Deal

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30 Rock, Pitch Perfect, and New Girl writer Kay Cannon is teaming up with Modern Family director Jason Winer for a new CBS pilot called The Runt, Deadline reports. The single camera sitcom is about the youngest in a group of five adult siblings who, despite being the most successful amongst them, is still treated as the runt of the family. “Kay and I have similar comedy DNA,” said Winer, noting that both he and Cannon have ties to Chicago’s ImrovOlympic and Second City. The Runt is based in part on Cannon’s own family of 7 siblings, of which she was the smallest of the group. The show is the first from Winer’s new production company Small Dog Picture Co.