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vrijdag 25 januari 2013

HBO Orders Comedy Pilot From the Duplass Brothers

The Duplass brothers are adding HBO to their extended family.

Sibling "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" collaborators Mark and Jay Duplass have landed a comedy pilot with HBO, a spokeswoman for the network told TheWrap on Thursday.

The half-hour pilot, "Togetherness," revolves round two couples living under the same roof who struggle to keep their relationships alive while pursuing their individual dreams. The Duplass brothers will write, executive produce and direct the pilot.

Stephanie Langhoff of Duplass Brothers Productions will serve as co-executive producer.

Last month, HBO ordered a pilot for the comedy "People in New Jersey," about an adult brother and sister who puzzle through the mysteries of life's big and small mysteries while living in the Garden State.

That project will be written by Bruce Eric Kaplan, a co-executive producer and writer on HBO's "Girls," with "Up in the Air" director Jason Reitman directing. "Saturday Night Live" boss Lorne Michaels will executive produce, alongside Kaplan, Reitman and others.