BY THE Original Author is a sitcom about a modern day man at a crossroads in his life who decides to live strictly in accordance with the Bible. Chip Curry (Jay R. Ferguson) is the film critic for a New York newspaper and a soon-to-be father who wants to be a better man following the loss of his best friend.
As he begins his sincere spiritual journey toward a more moral life with the help of his wife and friends, he wonders if he’ll be able to take a page – or every page – out of the Good Book, and if the effect will be of Biblical proportions.
Based on The New York Times bestselling book The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs.
Jay R. Ferguson as Chip
Lindsey Kraft as Leslie
Ian Gomez as Father Gene
David Krumholtz as Rabbi Ableman
Tony Rock as Vince
Camryn Manheim as Ms. Meadows
key behind the scenes crew
A.J. Jacobs as Original Author
Andrew Haas as Executive Producer
Andy Ackerman as Director of pilot
Johnny Galecki as Executive Producer
Patrick Walsh as Creator/Executive Producer
Spencer Medof as Executive Producer
Scheduled to premiere Midseason 2018
network and production companies
CBS – Alcide Bava Productions – Warner Bros. Television