A ton of shows based on the lives of once-much more famous stars are currently in the works on the major networks, including series about Johnny Knoxville (ABC), Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo (Fox), John Stamos (Fox) and The Voice cohost Adam Levine (NBC), and ABC just added another from an unlikely source. According to THR, late night host Jimmy Kimmel has sold an untitled half-hour sitcom to the network based on the post-TRL career of his longtime friend Carson Daly, who is attached to the project as a producer. Dan Fogelman – who created ABC’s The Neighbors and is also working on the Stamos project – is also onboard as executive producer.
According to THR, the Daly-centric series will follow “a once-massively popular VJ who loses it all and is forced to move in with his parents and take a job as host of a local radio ‘morning zoo’” based on Daly’s struggles before landing his hosting gigs on NBC’s The Voice and Today. The series makes Kimmel’s very first original pilot – a rare and impressive feat for a late night host considering his daily commitment to Jimmy Kimmel Live. Daly and Kimmel’s friendship goes back to the mid-’90s, when Kimmel first encouraged the Daly to drop out of college and intern for him at LA’s KROQ radio station.