TBS orders pilot of show set in Pittsburgh
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TBS has ordered a half-hour comedy pilot, "Sullivan and Son," which is set at a bar in a "working-class" Pittsburgh neighborhood, according to the network. The pilot was written by and stars comedian Steve Byrne, who grew up in Pittsburgh.
Mr. Byrne plays Steve Sullivan, son of the current owner of the bar and grandson of its founder. Steve has an Irish-American father and a Korean-American mother who did not expect him to leave his job as a corporate attorney in New York to return to Pittsburgh to run the bar.
Vince Vaughn ("The Break-Up") and Peter Billingsley ("A Christmas Story") will executive produce "Sullivan and Son" along with showrunner Rob Long, a former "Cheers" writer/co-executive producer.
No word from TBS on where "Sullivan" will be produced but most comedies are made in Los Angeles.
Once the pilot is filmed later this year, TBS will decide whether to order a series.
First Published October 1, 2011 12:00 am