Ben Affleck - CBS Strikes Deal With Matt Damon And Ben Affleck For New Family Sitcom
The project is a multi-camera sitcom about a travelling performer turned family man.
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are producing another project together – no surprises there. This one will be a bit different, however, because for the first time, the Golden Duo will be trying their hands at scripted television. Damon and Affleck’s new project has found a home at CBS.
The new series is set to star comedian Tom Papa.
Add to that the fact that More Time With Family, the new show, will be a multi-camera comedy, and you have the makings of a really curious and unpredictable project. Affleck and Damon have signed on for a pilot commitment, with Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith writing the series for the Affleck’s company Pearl Street Films in collaboration with along with Dave Becky and Josh Lieberman of 3 ARTS.
Affleck's company Pearl Street Films will produce.
Deadline first reported the news, as well as releasing some details about the series’ premise. More Time With Family will star Tom Papa. It will center on a man (Papa) who gives up a life on the road and changes careers, in order to, you guessed it, spend more time with his family. But here comes the plot twist: when he makes the massive change, our protagonist realizes that no one actually asked him to do it.
Matt Damon has been developing the project alongside Papa.
The project originated during one of Damon and Papa’s multiple collaborations and taking it to Affleck’s company emerged as a natural fit, seeing as how the two actors/producers/all round busy Hollywood people, have been friends since childhood and have collaborated on multiple projects before this. The project was then taken to 20th Century TV, where the screenwriters are under an overall deal. So far, no tentative release date has been announced.