Network TV is now taking interest in Louis C.K. as he, along with former Seinfeld writer—late night host Spike Feresten are putting together a half-hour sitcom for CBS. The network has green-lit a currently untitled sitcom whose premise is about a group of creative twentysomethings trying to make it in the world. The pair has writing history together from Saturday Night Live and The Dana Carvey Show.
CBS isn’t the first network I’d think of when one hears “twentysomethings” and Louis’ name but as they tend to skew toward older demographics and broader sitcoms. But the success of How I Met Your Mother does show they can bring in cooler, younger people. It’s also wise for Louis as he’d be a big/different player on the network pretty much guaranteeing the eyeballs as opposed to the mess that are the NBC’s comedy ratings and ABC who already has very strong young comedies in Happy Endings and Modern Family. CBS could prove wise for the comedian, where he can jump to a broader audience for his booming profile and along with Feresten (who wrote the Soup Nazi episode of Seinfeld) still write quirky comedy. And for those that want the comedian’s edgier stuff, there’s still the FX show for that.