‘SNL’ Star Seth Meyers and Producer Lorne Michaels Have a Pilot for NBC
Even more 'SNL'-related news today: NBC has ordered an untitled pilot from star and head scribe Seth Meyers and producer Lorne Michaels for the 2013-2014 season.
THR reports that the project, from duo Seth Meyers and his younger sibling Josh Meyers, is a multi-camera sitcom appropriately focused on brothers, but no other plot details are known at this time. Josh is a veteran of Fox's 'Mad TV,' the network's answer to 'SNL.' Seth has been the head scribe at 'SNL' for several years following the departure of Tina Fey, who went on to oversee and star in another Lorne Michaels-produced venture, '30 Rock,' which is approaching what might be its final season on the network.
Michaels also produces 'Up All Night,' starring Will Arnett and Christina Applegate, and co-starring 'SNL' alum Maya Rudolph. And, not to be forgotten, 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,' hosted by the wise-cracking former 'SNL' star. Michaels is dominating NBC programming the way Seth MacFarlane is over at Fox, but, you know, with more class and better jokes. (What? Let's fight about it.)
The show from the Meyers brothers has been ordered up for pilot season along with 'Hotel California,' a show about a woman who runs and lives in the famous hotel of the same name in Los Angeles, and her struggles to maintain its relevancy -- which we hope isn't an allegory for her love life, because boring. 'Hotel California' comes from Ol Parker, writer/director of 'Imagine Me & You' and writer of 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.' So, hotels, huh?