Daily Show Duo Sells Comedy Pilot to TBS


ATLANTA: TBS has ordered a new scripted comedy pilot from The Daily Show's Jason Jones and Samantha Bee, based on their real-life family adventures. 

The comedy follows a family as they take a road trip. Jones will star in the pilot. He will play the hopeful dad who hops in the car with his wife and two young kids for a 24-hour journey to Key West. Should the project get a series greenlight, each season of the show would chronicle a different trip.

Jones and Bee are both featured on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and are also a couple in real life.

“As we continue to move TBS in new and exciting directions, we believe that comedies like this will truly resonate with our target audience of young adults,” said Brett Weitz, the senior VP of scripted development for TBS and TNT. "We’re thrilled to be working with Jason and Sam Bee, two of The Daily Show's breakout stars and two of the funniest writers in the business.”