NBC Orders Comedy Pilots From Jim Jefferies, ‘Superstore’ Creator Justin Spitzer

Variety | 1/1/2020 | Joe Otterson
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NBC has picked up a pair of comedy pilots for the 2020-2021 season.

The first is the multi-cam “Jefferies,” which will star Australian comedian Jim Jefferies as a fictionalized version of himself. Jefferies will also write and executive produce along with Suzanne Martin. Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills will also executive produce along with Tim Sarkes and Alex Murray of Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Universal Television, where Hazy Mills and Martin are under overall deals, will produce.

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Jefferies most recently hosted “The Jim Jefferies Show” for Comedy Central, which ran for three seasons. He also co-created and starred in the FX single-camera comedy series “Legit,” in which he also played a version of himself. His most recent comedy special, “Jim Jefferies: This Is Me Now,” was released on Netflix in 2018.

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