Pilot News: Seth Rogen Developing Comedy for Showtime

The Knocked Up and Zack and Miri Make a Porno star is teaming with production partner Evan Goldberg to develop a new comedy for Showtime about three twentysomethings who learn life's lessons while running a pornography shop, Variety reports.

Seth Rogen and Goldberg will executive produce the untitled project, and Matthew Bass, an assistant to the duo on both Pineapple Express and Superbad, will write the script. The new series is expected to air in 2009.

Showtime has already beefed up its comedy slate for next year with Nurse Jackie, starring Edie Falco, and United States of Tara, from Juno writer Diablo Cody.

Rogen and Goldberg are currently collaborating on the big-screen comedy Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse. Are you looking forward to seeing the former Freaks and Geeks star's brand of humor return on TV?

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May 6, 2009 11:28PM EDT

Knocked Up was a very comical movie. I went into the viewing with mild expectations; after all, the previews were decent and Cal from 40-Year Old Virgin was to play a lead role. These expectations were far surpassed. The film did not loose steam at all as the plot progressed, and the audience was enthralled throughout in addition to being thoroughly entertained. The movie also had aspects that appealed to the more serious issue at hand. There were an abundance of one-liners and the film was very well written and produced. All in all, this is the best comedy after a comedic drought lasting from the summer of 2005 with the departure of Wedding Crashers and 40 Year Old Virgin from screens. This is a must see and a great relief to those that enjoy a good laugh and have been neglected for two years.

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