He’s created instaclassic television shows like My Name Is Earl and Raising Hope… And now Greg Garcia will get two chances to create more iconic TV.
In his first development cycle at CBS Television Studios, the 42-year-old Latino director, producer and writer has set up two half-hour projects at CBS: a single-camera comedy, which he’s writing, and a hybrid to be written by Danielle Sanchez-Witzel.
Information about Garcia’s own project is being kept under lock and key, but it’s reported to be in the same vein as Garcia’s previous shows, combining quirky comedy, original characters, relatable themes and a lot of heart. The Emmy-winner is writing and executive producing.
Meanwhile, Sanchez-Witzel’s Capturing Crazy is about a woman in her mid-20s who turns a documentary camera on her own family to prove once and for all that they’re absolutely bonkers. Sanchez-Witzel, who got her big break on Garcia’s My Name is Earl, will executive produce with Garcia.
Garcia and Sanchez-Witzel both signed overall deals at CBS Studios in the spring after long stints at other studios, 20th Century Fox Television and Universal Television, respectively.
Garcia’s four-year deal, which lets him keep working as the showrunner on Raising Hope for another season while developing other projects, is the longest CBS TV Studios has signed with a comedy showrunner. The two projects are bringing him backto CBS, where he co-created Yes, Dear.