The jury’s still out on whether or not Trump was good for comedy overall, but his mere existence proved to be very, very good for Sarah Cooper. According to a press release from the network, CBS has placed a pilot order for the comedian’s as-yet untitled workplace comedy, based on her 2018 book, How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings. Co-written with showrunner Cindy Chupack, the show will follow “three women at different stages in their careers at a male-dominated company” as they “help each other navigate modern gender politics in their professional and personal lives.”
CBS also placed a pilot order for an untitled Tom Smallwood project, based on the real-life experience of professional bowler Tom Smallwood. “After being laid off from the assembly line at the GM factory, a seemingly ordinary man makes the extraordinary decision to provide for his family by following his dream of becoming a professional bowler.” Seems like CBS is investing in the “comedies based on someone’s wildest dreams coming true” genre, which honestly seems like a great direction to go, post-2020.