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Gossip Girl's Josh Schwartz writing a multicamera comedy for CBS

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 27th 2009 10:02AM
Josh SchwartzThe ongoing revival of the multicamera comedy format continues. Josh Schwartz is best known as the creator of The O.C. and one of the masterminds behind The CW's Gossip Girl; a show so powerful that it reshaped an entire network around it. He's also an executive producer and writer over at Chuck. Now Schwartz is teaming with Matt Miller, a fellow producer on Chuck, to get into the comedy business.

Schwartz and Miller are writing a multicamera comedy script for CBS. The premise doesn't break any new ground; it's about a newlywed couple in their 20s, picking up the story right after their honeymoon. But it's the pedigree behind it that gives it promise. Both Gossip Girl and Chuck have strong comedic elements.

If it comes off right, you can bet CBS will be interested. They've had tremendous success with multicamera comedies the past few years, almost single-handedly reviving the format with huge hits like How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory. It's the writing, not the format. And writing is something at which Schwartz has proven himself quite adept.

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I don't see these writers as being funny enough for a sitcom. i love Chuck and Chuck can be funny, but really relies on its dramatic moments to deliver the goods. As for OC or Gossip Girl being very comedy driven, that would be a big no - unless you are talking about the acting of some particular people.

August 27 2009 at 5:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Blogs stealing others content?! *gasp* *shock* *awe*

Luckily I am too lazy to change my bookmark, so TV Squad won't lose me as a reader.

....Unless this new site copies everything EXCEPT Bob Sassone's useless posts! That would be considered an improvement, lol.

August 27 2009 at 2:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joe Bua

Yet another new blog stealing your content.


Just thought you'd want to see this.

August 27 2009 at 12:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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