NBC Nabs ‘Friends And Family’ Comedy From Shawn Wines, Will Arnett & Kapital Entertainment As Put Pilot

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Exclusive: NBC has given a put pilot commitment to Friends and Family, a comedy from writer Shawn Wines, Will Arnett’s Electric Avenue, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Universal Television.

Written by Wines, in Friends and Family, a group of twentysomething friends in San Francisco question what they really want out of life as they try to hold on to their carefree lives while facing the next phase of adulthood.

Wines executive produces with Electric Avenue’s Arnett and Marc Forman, and Kapital Entertainment’s Kaplan and Dana Honor. Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios, is the studio.

This marks the latest collaboration between Wines and Kaplan, who gave Wines his TV start. Wines was fresh out of graduate school in 2012 when his comedy short Upstairs caught the attention of Kaplan’s mom, who brought it to him. Wines landed his first sale with a single-camera comedy based on the short,
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