The Mad About You alum is eyeing his return to not only network television, but his previous residence for seven years as NBC is finalizing a deal for a television pilot co-created by Reiser himself that will be set in the vein of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.
The untitled series, which is being touted as a single-camera comedy will star Reiser and incorporate storylines based on his real-life family. While Reiser is set to write the pilot and one additional episode, no other writers are attached to the series.
One thing the series might have to its advantage (other than Reiser) is having former Life producer Jonathan Shapiro signed on as executive producer. Let’s just hope that NBC gives this series more of a shot than they ever gave Life.
While I’m a fan of Curb Your Enthusiasm, I’m not sure how well Reiser’s attempt at the same genre will fair. No doubt he’s funny and he must have learned something from guest staring on Larry David’s hit show, but I just don’t think this is going to work out well.
Hopefully I’m wrong, because Reiser is a funny guy that deserves to be back on television, I’m just not sure if this is going to be what returns him to his previous Mad About You glory.
With Reiser returning to the world of television, do you think this will be a hit or miss? Are you ready for a network-friendly version of Curb Your Enthusiasm?
Source: Hollywood Reporter