Deadline Hollywood reports that NBC has given a put pilot commitment to Bruno Mars. By definition, put pilots involve financial penalties if not aired, so they nearly always do.
Top singer-songwriter Bruno Mars is venturing into producing, teaming with Empire executive producer Brian Grazer for a single-camera family comedy with music elements, which has landed at NBC with a put pilot commitment.
Written by Prentice Penny (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), the comedy follows a loud, boisterous, and quarrelsome family from the Bronx and what happens when they take in their wide-eyed, hopelessly optimistic 10 year old nephew. Penny and Imagine TV’s Gracer and Francie Calfo executive produce alongside Mars and his manager Brandon Creed. The Grammy-winning recording star was introduced to Penny who has had a life-long passion for music, and the two came up with the concept for a comedy featuring a family band.
What do you think? Is the time ripe for a musical family comedy? Do you like the sound of this new show?