Gossip Girl Prod. Schwartz Developing CBS Comedy

Josh Schwartz is getting into the comedy game.

The executive producer of Gossip Girl is teaming with fellow Chuck producer Matt Miller to pen a multicamera script for CBS. If the Warner Bros. Television project makes it to air, it will mark Schwartz’s first half-hour scripted comedy series.

The untitled project follows a twentysomething newlywed couple navigating their new life together. The pilot, which picks up after the couple’s honeymoon, is inspired by Schwartz and Miller’s recent marriages.

Schwartz’s choosing the multicamera way seems like another step in the format’s recent revival among younger viewers—think CBS’ How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory.

Schwartz lately has been in demand on screens big and small. In addition to exec producing the CW’s Gossip and NBC’s Chuck, he’s penning Fox’s next X-Men installment as well as writing and directing a feature based on the 1980 novel Bright Lights, Big City. He launched the online series Rockville CA for thewb.com this year.

Miller co-exec produces Chuck and previously worked on NBC’s Las Vegas. An additional credit: He has a sandwich named after him at Canter’s deli in Los Angeles.

Schwartz and Miller are repped by WME and attorney Joel McKuin, with Schwartz also repped by Fuse Entertainment.

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