From the winter TCA meeting with TV critics, Peacock announced today a new streaming sitcom that’ll star not only Sam Jay and Chris Redd from SNL, but also stand-ups Jak Knight and Langston Kerman.
Bust Down stars the comedians as four casino employees in middle America who feel stuck in a dead-end career and try to get out of it through a series of bad ideas. It’s executive produced by SNL’s Lorne Michaels through Broadway Video, with fellow EPs Andrew Singer and Hilary Marx. Peacock has ordered six episodes.
Peacock also ordered 10 episodes of a yet-untitled project from Craig Robinson. It’s about “class, capitalism and one man’s quest to achieve the American dream. And also about hunting really big snakes.” From Dan Goor and executive producer Luke Del Tredici.
And today we got our first glimpse of Girls5Eva.
Featuring Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Busy Philipps, and Paula Pell, Girls5Eva comes from Meredith Scardino, Jeff Richmond, Tina Fey, and Robert Carlock. When a one-hit-wonder girl group from the 90’s gets sampled by a young rapper, its members reunite to give their pop star dreams one more shot. They may be grown women balancing spouses, kids, jobs, debt, aging parents, and shoulder pain, but can‘t they also be Girls5eva?