Stiller, CBS down home for Taylor-tailored comedy
According to Reuters Ben Stiller is teaming with CBS for a comedy project to star his wife, actress Christine Taylor.
Stiller is set to direct and executive produce the pilot and will play a recurring role on the potential series.
CBS has committed to a pilot for the as-yet-untitled project, to be written by Ajay Sahgal. The network is fast-tracking it for potential summer production as part of its aggressive push to court new projects outside the traditional development cycle.
The comedy, being considered for single-camera treatment rather than the three-camera sitcom approach, is based on Taylor's life.
Taylor's character will juggle career and family while many relatives from her hometown remain very involved in her life. Stiller will play her husband.
Taylor and Sahgal are familiar faces at CBS. Taylor has starred in several pilots for the network, including "The Commuters" and "Harry's Girl."