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TBS Orders New Comedy Pilot

TBS has greenlit a new scripted comedy pilot from The Daily Show's Jason Jones & Samantha Bee, network officials said Tuesday.

Jones will star in the pilot, which follows a family as they take a road trip to Key West, said network officials.

“As we continue to move TBS in new and exciting directions, we believe that comedies like this will truly resonate with our target audience of young adults,” said Brett Weitz, senior vice president of scripted development for TBS and TNT in a statement. "We’re thrilled to be working with Jason & Sam Bee, two of The Daily Show's breakout stars and two of the funniest writers in the business.”

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.