NBC to Develop ‘Assisted Loving’ with Claudia Lonow

By Kitin Miranda | 3 years ago
NBC to Develop ‘Assisted Loving’ with Claudia Lonow
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NBC has given another developing series a script commitment, as it teams up with producer and writer Claudia Lonow in  a new comedy entitled “Assisted Loving.” Read on to learn more about this story.

The new comedy series is based on the memoir of Bob Morris entitled “Assisted Loving: The True Tales of Double Dating With My Dad,” which was released in May 2008. The book centers on Bob Morris, whose love life is a mess. He ends up reluctantly assisting his father, the 80-year-old Joe Morris, who wants to get back into the dating game after his wife died. The book also centers on the relationship that the father and son have as he continues to help his father look for his new love.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Claudia Lonow will be writing the script for the new series. The series will have a different take on Bob Morris’ book, as the series will focus on two half siblings who reunite to take care of their elderly father. However, just like the book, it will concentrate on family and the relationship between different generations. Deadline further noted that the series will also be a little bit semi-autobiographical for Lonow. So far, the network has put a script commitment to the new comedy series.

Lonow, a writer and producer, is no stranger to comedy, as she has produced funny TV series and films: “Less than Perfect” (2003 to 2006), “Accidentally on Purpose” (2009 to 2010), “Friends with Benefits” (2011) and the short-lived “How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)” (2013).

Lonow will also executive produce the series, alongside Aaron Kaplan and his Kapital Entertainment porduction company. Tracy Katsky has also joined the team to executive produce the show.

Aside from this project, Lonow is also producing another NBC comedy entitled “Big Kids,” as part of her overall deal with Universal Television.

And that’s the scoop on NBC’s development of the adaptation of  Bob Morris’ “Assisted Loving.” For more news and updates on upcoming television shows and films, keep following Movie News Guide (MNG).

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.