Chuck Lorre's next sitcom to be on Netflix
Kathy Bates to star in 'Big Bang Theory' producer's pot comedy
Legendary sitcom producer Chuck Lorre’s next sitcom isn’t going to be on broadcast.
Netflix has ordered a new workplace comedy series from the man behind CBS’ Two and a Half Men, Mom, Mike & Molly and TV’s most popular sitcom, The Big Bang Theory.
The show is titled Disjointed and stars American Horror Story actress and Oscar nominee Kathy Bates “as a lifelong advocate for legalization who’s finally living her dream as the owner of an L.A.-area cannabis dispensary. Joining her are three budtenders, her twenty-something son and a deeply troubled security guard. All of them are more or less constantly high.”
The half-hour “multi-camera”-style comedy (meaning it’s shot in front of a studio audience) has been ordered straight to series, with an initial order of 20 episodes. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Bates previously played a reincarnated Charlie Harper, of sorts, in a guest star appearance on Lorre’s Men.
Lorre has a long association with CBS, but has also pushed the boundaries of broadcast standards with oft-bawdy humor. With the show’s pot dispensary setting, the series was probably a tough sell for a traditional network.