Ben Affleck - CBS Strikes Deal With Matt Damon And Ben Affleck For New Family Sitcom

Subscribe to Ben Affleck alerts

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.

Tom Papa, Just For Laughs
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.

Ben Affleck, UCLA
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, Elysium Premiere
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.


Tags: Ben Affleck - Matt Damon - Tom Papa

Subscribe to Ben Affleck alerts

More Ben Affleck

Michael Keaton Not Jealous of Ben Affleck, "Because I'm Batman"

Michael Keaton says he doesn't share Christian Bale's jealousy towards Ben Affleck playing Batman in the forthcoming movie Dawn of Justice. Speaking to Shortlist magazine,...

Ben Affleck Opens Up About Calling Bill Maher "Gross, Racist, Disgusting"

It is no secret that Ben Affleck is another Hollywood star who is very interested in the world of politics, and isn't afraid to speak...

'Gone Girl' Wins Top Honour & 'The Imitation Game' Gains 4 Awards At 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards [Pictures]

The results are in from the 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards which were held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on Friday (14th November)....

The New Jason Bourne Movie Will Be A Thing And That Thing Will Star Matt Damon, Apparently, Matt Damon fans, this is your captain speaking. The big news today: Jason Bourne lives and he will be played by Damon in the...


Matt Damon. Jason Bourne. 2016. Get Ready.

Matt Damon returning as Jason Bourne? We thought we’d never see the day. Indeed, the actor has confirmed that he will reprise his iconic role...

Jason Bourne Will Return With Matt Damon Reprising His Role In The Franchise

Jason Bourne will return and Matt Damon will be reprising his role as the troubled former secret agent.Matt Damon starred in three of the four...

Jennifer Lopez Discusses Being Single & How She's 'Happy' For Ex-Husband Marc Anthony

Jennifer Lopez is 'happy' for her ex-husband Marc Anthony after the news of his engagement to model Shannon De Lima broke last week.Jennifer Lopez discussed...

Halloween Box Office Disappoints, As "Nightcrawler" and "Ouija" Barely Break $10,9 Million Each

Halloween weekend was a scary time indeed – especially for the movie industry, which saw record low figures over the three-day period. Maybe it was...



Ben Affleck Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Ben Affleck

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All