It seems like comedian Louis C.K.’s DIY work ethic — not to mention, his wild success — has caught the attention of big deal network CBS. C.K. and partner Spike Feresten, who have been working together since the 1990s, will develop a sitcom centered around, “an ensemble of young people who are trying to achieve their creative dreams in these tough financial times,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.
To have C.K.’s voice and mind injected into the CBS comedy lineup, would more than break the network’s mold for funny. Remember, this is the place that houses most of the hugely successful — and incredibly vanilla — comedies on television; we’re talking Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly and Two And A Half Men.
C.K. and Ferensten are set to write and executive produce the comedy. But if we know C.K., he’ll end up editing the damn thing himself, too. That’s exactly what he does on his mostly-autobiographical hit show Louie, which is soon returning to FX for its third season. We just hope that if this new show makes it to series, C.K. won’t be spread too thin or become too embedded in television projects. We’d hate to see him seriously scale back on touring and/or putting out new stand-up albums and comedy specials.