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Steve Carell to star in untitled comedy series for HBO

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Steve Carell to star in untitled comedy series for HBO

Steve Carell will star in a new comedy series at HBO, with the network announcing in a press release that it ordered a 10-episode half-hour comedy starring and executive produced by Carell, along with Bill Lawrence and Matt Tarses,

Variety has learned that the untitled, half-hour series is “set on a college campus, centering on an author’s complicated relationship with his daughter.” Lawrence said: “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.”

HBO & Max EVP of comedy programming Amy Gravitt said in a 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.”  Channing Dungey, Warner Bros. Television Group chairman and CEO, said: “We’re so excited to be collaborating with the dream team of Steve Carell, Bill Lawrence, and Matt Tarses on what is sure to be a brilliant new series. Collectively, they have been at the center of some of the most iconic and successful shows in television history. With thanks to our partners at HBO, we look forward to bringing them together to deliver the next great comedy.”

The new comedy for HBO is the second television role that the 61-year-old Carell has lined up this year so far; it was also recently announced that he would star opposite Tina Fey in the upcoming Netflix comedy series “The Four Seasons.”

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