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.