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CBS to test Chuck Lorre’s B Positive

Argentinian series La Chica Que Limpia is being remade as The Cleaning Lady

US networks CBS, NBC and Fox have ordered a host of pilots from the talent behind shows such as The Big Bang Theory and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, as well as a remake of an Argentinian series.

The Big Bang Theory creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre is working on multi-camera comedy B Positive for CBS, with the project hailing from writer and executive producer Marco Pennette.

Lorre and Pennette currently work together on the Anna Faris and Allison Janney sitcom Mom for CBS.

B Positive follows a newly divorced dad who is in need of a kidney donor and runs into a rough-around-the-edges woman from his past who volunteers her own. Together they form an unlikely bond and begin a journey that will change both of their lives.

The pilot is being produced by Warner Bros Television and Chuck Lorre Productions.

NBC, meanwhile, has ordered multiple pilots, including multi-camera comedy Jefferies, which will star Australian comedian Jim Jefferies as a fictionalised version of himself and will be produced by Universal Television.

Also among NBC’s pilots is single-camera romantic comedy Someone Out There, based on the format Pequenas Coincidencias, created by Spanish actor Javier Veiga.

The Universal TV show follows two set-in-their-ways adults who are challenged by very unexpected strangers to become the best versions of themselves in order to find love and, possibly, each other.

NBC has also ordered a third Universal TV single-camera pilot, from Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor and writer Phil Jackson. The as-yet-untitled project is described as an “ensemble comedy about black friends, their dating lives and wine.”

Fox has ordered drama pilot The Cleaning Lady, which will be a copro between Warner Bros Television and Fox Entertainment.

The one-hour drama is based on Argentinian series La Chica Que Limpia and is described as a darkly aspirational character drama about a smart doctor who goes to the US for medical treatment to save her ailing son.

But when the system fails and pushes her into hiding, she refuses to be beaten down and marginalised. Instead, she becomes a cleaning lady for the mob and starts playing the game by her own rules.

It comes from The 100 writer Miranda Kwok, Stargirl executive producer Melissa Carter, Shay Mitchell’s Amore & Vita Productions and Warner Bros Television.


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