Stand-up comic Tommy Johnagin may soon have his own prime-time sitcom series.
The Last Comic Standing finalist has landed a half-hour pilot order from CBS. The “multi-camera”-style show from Warner Bros. TV is inspired by Johnagin’s own life as a standup comic raising a family in a small Midwest town. Johnagin will star in the project, and he’ll co-write it along with Justin Halpern (I Suck at Girls, $#*! My Dad Says) and his writing parter Patrick Schumacker (Surviving Jack). Executive producers include Halpern, Schumacker, Bill Lawrence and Jeff Ingold.
This fall another young standup, John Mulaney, is trying his luck at a sitcom on Fox’s schedule. And now for something you don’t see everyday: a group photo of a pilot’s writers (from left: Johnagin, Schumacker, Halpern).