Thomas Lennon, star and creator of the recently canceled Comedy Central series Reno 911!, has been tapped by NBC to headline a new comedy project. The order comes with a pilot commitment with penalty.
Lennon will write the pilot with Robert Ben Garant, who collaborated and co-starred with in ‘Reno’. The two will also executive produce.
“Our entire team has long been fans of the work Lennon and Garant have done on ‘Reno 911!’ as well as their comedy films,” NBC president of primetime entertainment Angela Bromstad said, noting that network brass will look for the duo “to come up with a comedy hit.”