TV Land Fast-Tracks Joe Keenan and Scott Ellis Comedy
Deadline.com reports that Joe Keenan and Scott Ellis' comedy about a gay man and his straight brother has been fast-tracked by TV Land as a half-hour sitcom sheduled for a possible June filming of a pilot. Keenan comes from Frasier and Desperate Housewives, while Ellis has a history as a director. As gay men, both have experiences with straight siblings, and they drew much of their premise from life experience.
The brothers in the sit-com are forced together due to career and relationship problems. If the sitcom begins filming, Ellis will direct the pilot. According to Deadline.com, Ellis is also directing ABC's The Manzanis, NBC's untitle Kari Lizer female buddy comedy, and an untitled Jimmy Fallon male buddy comedy.
Scott Ellis will direct a Broadway revival of the play Harvey later this year. He is an Associate Artistic Director for Roundabout Theatre Company and has worked on the company's recent revivals of Anything Goes and The Importance of Being Earnest. Ellis has also received Tony nominations for his direction of Twelve Angry Men, Curtains, She Loves Me, and 1776.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride/WM Photos