Judd Apatow And Pete Holmes Will Delight The Slackers With A Couch-Surfing HBO Comedy

01.23.16 9 months ago
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: Actor/comedian Pete Holmes speaks onstage at "The Pete Holmes Show Makes It Weird" during the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 10, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jon Shapley/Getty Images for SXSW)

(Photo by Jon Shapley/Getty Images for SXSW)

Fans of Pete Holmes, rejoice. Your favorite comic is coming to a TV screen near you now that HBO has ordered his new series Crashing. The show, with a pilot written by and starring Holmes and directed by the ubiquitous Judd Apatow, focuses on a comedian forced to surf from couch to couch in the living rooms of other New York comics after his wife leaves him.

First, let’s just take a moment to appreciate this comedic combination. The hilarious Holmes and the purveyor of a stream of well-received hits, including Knocked Up and Trainwreck, are teaming up together? Count us in. Really, their names will bring a willing audience to the project, so it’s almost a home run as long as no one phones anything in. With these two minds at work, there’s not much danger of that happening. Holmes, whose You Made It Weird podcast is buoyed by a slew of five-star reviews on iTunes, announced the news via both Twitter and Facebook.

Apatow will co-executive produce with Holmes, adding to his expanding TV empire. Already with HBO mainstay Girls on his ledger, he’ll also produce the upcoming Netflix comedies Love, starring Community’s Gillian Jacobs, and Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday, which will hit your preferred streaming device on March 18.

(Via Variety)

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