The TV season doesn’t even begin for another two weeks, but CBS is already looking ahead to next year, handing out a pilot production commitment to a multi-camera project, “Fun.”
The project, from “2 Broke Girls” creator Michael Patrick King, stars Becki Newton and Michael Urie as a brother-sister duo who run the family business: a funeral home. The project hails from Warner Bros. TV and MPK Productions, with King, Tracey Proust and Jon Kinnally as executive producers.
“Fun” reunited Urie and Newton, who starred on ABC’s comedy “Ugly Betty” which ran for four seasons from 2007 -2010. Newton played Amanda Tanen, while Urie was Marc St. James. Newton is also known for her role as Quinn Garvey on “How I Met Your Mother” and also starred in Fox’s short-lived “The Goodwin Games.”
Here is the logline for the pilot:
“Fun” is a life-long love story between a brother and a sister, who always encourage each other to have fun – no matter what hardship life is currently serving up. ‘Fun’ celebrates life – in spite of the fact that the family business is a funeral home. As they say in their family: “You can’t spell funeral without f-u-n.” The brother (Urie) returns to his Pennsylvania hometown to help his sister run the struggling business after his emotional and devastating break-up with… show business.