Buzz positive for Mike Birbiglia’s CBS sitcom pilot

The early words are all good surrounding Mike Birbiglia’s sitcom for CBS. L.A. Weekly’s Nikki Finke reported last week that the network suits were "very happy with how reading went" and thought the pilot looked strong, though that they’d like change the name of the show from its initial title, Mike Birbiglia’s Secret Public Journal. Audience members at the pilot taping also weighed in with positive reviews, saying that Birbiglia filmed intro to the scenes, which include funny turns from Bob Odenkirk playing his brother (renamed Don), as well as parts for Nick Kroll and Rob Corddry. Hooray on all fronts. Network upfront presentations are only a couple of weeks away, so stay tuned.

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  1. Unfortunately, Birbigs said that they passed on his show, but that it may still be a mid-season replacement. Corddry, Birbigs and Oedenkirk? Yeah, those guys are kinda funny.

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