Steve Carell to Lead New HBO Comedy Series from Bill Lawrence and Matt Tarses

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Veteran actor and comedian Steve Carell is set to return to the small screen in a yet-to-be-titled comedy series for HBO. The network has ordered 10 half-hour episodes, marking the latest collaboration between Carell and acclaimed producers Bill Lawrence and Matt Tarses.

The series, a comedy set on a college campus, will explore the complex relationship between an author and his daughter. It will be written and executive produced by Lawrence and Tarses, known for their work on popular sitcoms including Scrubs and Spin City. The show will be produced by Doozer, in association with Warner Bros. Television, and adds to Lawrence’s growing list of projects currently in development.

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This project marks a significant get for HBO, bringing together a trio of industry heavyweights. In a statement, Lawrence expressed his excitement at the opportunity: “HBO has long been a standard bearer of quality TV. Getting to do a show there with Steve Carell is an immediate career highlight for Matt and me. Nothing can go wrong now.”

Amy Gravitt, EVP of HBO and Max Comedy Programming, echoed this sentiment in her own statement: “The combination of Steve Carell and Bill Lawrence promises to be full of great laughs, warmth, and charm. We’re thrilled to be the home for this long overdue collaboration.”

Carell, a versatile actor with a range of comedic and dramatic roles, most recently signed a deal with Netflix to star in The Four Seasons, an adaptation of the classic film of the same name which starred Alan Alda and Carol Burnett. Prior to that, he lent his voice to the hugely popular Despicable Me franchise, with a fourth installment currently in production. Carell is currently starring in a production of Uncle Vanya at the Lincoln Center.

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