Magazine article Variety

Warner Bros

Magazine article Variety

Warner Bros

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Having a new Chuck Lorre sitcom to market must be like nabbing exclusive rights to Girl Scout cookie sales on your block.

The creator or co-creator of such successful series as Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory and Mike & Molly is back with another new comedy, Mom, starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney. The pilot has generated months of positive buzz and should have little trouble generating sales in Warner Bros' international neighborhood.

WB's global TV distribution arm also has a potential hit in Super Fun Night, which stars Aussie import Rebel Wilson (who also exec produces with, among others, Conan O'Brien) and will get a comfortable launching pad on ABC in the timeslot after Modern Family.

The most marketable show among dramas might be Hostages, a 15-episode serialized drama starring Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott. Collette plays a doctor for the president who is taken hostage by McDermott's rogue FBI agent.

Two other projects, each with Bill Lawrence among the exec producers, feature thesps of recent vintage: Surviving Jack with Christopher Meloni Law & Order: SVU) and Undateable with Chris D'Elia Whitney). …

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