Newswire: HBO orders a comedy pilot from Pete Holmes and Judd Apatow

Deadline reports that HBO has ordered a comedy pilot directed by Judd Apatow about the real-life experiences of comedian Pete Holmes (American Dad!), who slept on other New York City comedians’ couches after his wife left him. The semi-autobiographical Crashing is written by and will star Holmes, who on his podcast You Made It Weird has credited comedian John Mulaney with helping him weather a divorce. This will be Apatow’s first time directing a TV pilot. He will also serve as an executive producer, a role he already fills for HBO’s Girls.

You can see the appeal of a show that simultaneously offers the serialized journey of a man rebuilding his life and also the procedural aspect of having a new guest-starring comedian each week. Viewers presumably can look forward to a roll call of New York’s funniest people, with the likes of of Amy Schumer, Lewis …

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