Eddie Cibrian might be unemployed again. His new NBC pilot has been canned already.
This untitled NBC sitcom would have starred and been produced by Monica Potter and co-starred Eddie Cibrian, Donald Faison, Josh Hopkins and Rory Scovel.
Back in February, Variety announced the show would be “loosely based on the Parenthood actress’s life with three ex-husbands, a child by each of them and a new boyfriend.” With those actors playing her ex-husbands.
Variety added, the pilot was “written by Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer for Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production and Warner Bros. TV. Bilsing-Graham and Kreamer exec produce with DeGeneres and Very Good’s Jeff Kleeman. ”
The Hollywood Reporter had more information on Eddie’s character: “A slick professional gambler. He remains slightly territorial when it comes to Bridget, even after their divorce. They share a daughter, Jessica.”
Sound familiar? (LeAnn’s first husband, Dean, called Eddie a slick pretty boy when they first met and of course Eddie is really divorced and co-parenting).
However, just over a month later, it’s been canned because it’s so bad.
Sources tell TV Line (via Music Times, AllAboutTRH), it died the instant the cast did a table read of the pilot and realised they had no chemistry, the script was awful, and the characters were one-dimensional.
Either way, the Peacock network has decided not to move forward with its untitled comedy pilot starring Potter and exec-procuced by Ellen DeGeneres, TVLine has learned.
According to multiple sources, NBC and Warner Bros. (the studio behind the project) mutually agreed to put the pause button on the potential series for creative reasons, with an eye towards redeveloping it next season.
The multi-cam project revolved around Potter’s Bridget, whose dating life is complicated by her busy family and her three ex-husbands (played by Eddie Cibrian, Donald Faison and Rory Scovel).
The pilot was penned by I Hate My Teenage Daughter creators Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer. [TV Line]
It’s dead. For now. As it was agreed it lacked potential. Although they feel there is enough there to rework it later.
Previously, it was reported that LeAnn cancels her own work commitments to stay at home and spy on Eddie. So she’ll probably be thrilled that he’s unemployed again; it makes him easier to track.
Last year, the couple’s reality show LeAnn & Eddie was cancelled by VH1.