The big TV networks are continuing to buy new shows to develop for the 2014-15 TV season, and NBC just purchased a pair of comedies from two well-known actors: Justin Long and Meg Ryan.
Justin Long’s untitled sitcom is being written by him, his younger brother Christian Long, and The Office writer Graham Wagner, Deadline reports. Long hasn’t officially signed on to star, but he’s expected to play the lead character: a guy in his early 30s who’s dating a woman 10 years older than him while dealing with everyone else’s judgment about their relationship and helping the woman raise her teenage kid.
Meg Ryan’s show, which she will produce and star in, is a single camera comedy created by Marc Lawrence (writer/director of Hugh Grant movies Two Weeks Notice and Music and Lyrics), according to THR. Her character is a single mom who goes back to work at her old job as an editor at a publishing house, where she’s now under the employ of her 30-year-old former intern. In addition to her neurotic boss, she’s dealing with her teenage kids, soon-to-be-ex-husband, and her overbearing mother.