CBS makes a ‘Match’ with US remake of Norwegian comedy[addthis tool="addthis_inline_share_toolbox_p9bf"]
CBS in the US has put a remake of Red Arrow Studios International’s Norwegian scripted comedy format Match into development.
The show, titled Game Time, is being developed by Me, Myself & I creator Dan Kopelman, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, Michael Strahan and his SMAC Entertainment, New Media Vision, Red Arrow Studios International and CBS Studios.
Written by Kopelman, Game Time is a new single camera comedy which will be adapted from the original series, which was produced by Ape & Bjørn for NRK in Norway, and revolves around a family whose daily life is punctuated by the running commentary of professional sports reporters. Red Arrow Studios International distributes the Matchscripted format worldwide.
Kopelman will also executive produce with Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor for Kapital Entertainment, Wendi Trilling for Trill TV, Strahan, Constance Schwartz-Morini and Thea Mann for SMAC Entertainment, Todd Lituchy for New Media Vision, Shirley Bowers for Red Arrow Studios International, along with Martin Lund and Ruben Thorkildsen.
Tim Gerhartz, SVP of global sales at Red Arrow Studios International, said: “It is fantastic to see Match in development at CBS, with such a talented and high-profile team on board. With its unique premise and irresistible humour, Match is ideally positioned to score a place in the hearts of audiences in the US.”