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Pilot News: CBS Picks Up Show From 'Borat' Duo

by Mike Scalise, posted Feb 12th 2010 11:30AM
The 'Borat' crew will be tackling some daddy issues.

According to Variety, CBS just gave the green light to the writer/director team of the 2006 mega hit 'Borat' -- Anthony Hines and Larry Charles, respectively -- to develop a comedy pilot about a father (Paul Kaye) who re-enters the life of his newly famous daughter. (No word yet on if Michael Lohan or Billy Ray Cyrus have been enlisted to consult.)

This news caps off a busy few months for Charles, who will work with McG ('Terminator: Salvation'; 'Charlie's Angels') on a "semi-scripted" project for NBC that will feature sci-fi enthusiasts submitting fan films of their favorite canceled shows.The 'Borat' crew will be tackling some daddy issues.

According to Variety, CBS just gave the green light to the writer/director team of the 2006 mega hit 'Borat' -- Anthony Hines and Larry Charles, respectively -- to develop a comedy pilot about a father (Paul Kaye) who re-enters the life of his newly famous daughter. (No word yet on if Michael Lohan or Billy Ray Cyrus have been enlisted to consult.)

This news caps off a busy few months for Charles, who will work with McG ('Terminator: Salvation'; 'Charlie's Angels') on a "semi-scripted" project for NBC that will feature sci-fi enthusiasts submitting fan films of their favorite canceled shows.

Last October, Charles also agreed to a rewrite of 'Boldly Going Nowhere,' the upcoming Fox pilot from the 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' crew of Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton.

In other pilot news, newcomer Jimmy Wolk has agreed to star in the Fox drama 'Midland' (helmed by new 'Spider-Man' director Marc Webb), and 'Avatar''s Laz Alonzo will star in Gavin Hood's drama 'Breakout Kings,' also for Fox.

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