Following in the footsteps of Steve Carell (The Office)--not to mention Ed Helms (also of The Office) and Rob Corddry (Fox's The Winner)--two more Daily Show alums are set to make the leap from cable to broadcast comedy.
Samantha Bee and Jason Jones, who are correspondents on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and married in real life, have signed on with CBS Paramount Network TV to write and star in a comedy for CBS. The untitled project reportedly revolves around a celebrity chef (Jones) and the women who manage his business (Bee will play one of those roles).
In other CBS Par news, American Dreams creator Jonathan Prince, who most recently served as an executive producer on A&E's The Cleaner, has signed a two-year deal with the studio to produce and develop series there.
Already in the works under the deal, is a medical drama for CBS that Prince co-created with Elle Johnson (Ghost Whisperer) and Fred Einsman (Private Practice).