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CBS developing a Stripes TV series

It looks like the 1981 comedy Stripes could be the latest movie to find itself making the transition to the small screen, with Deadline reporting that CBS is developing a single camera comedy series based upon the film.

According to the site, the series will revolve around a rebellious outsider who finds his calling when he enlists in the U.S. military. Ivan Reitman, director of the original film, is on board to direct and executive produce alongside show creators Trevor Moore, Sam Brown and Zach Cregger.

Stripes was a huge hit back in 1981, grossing over $85 million from a $10 million budget, and featured a cast that included Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P. J. Soles, Sean Young and John Candy.

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"Stripes" TV Adaptation

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According to reports, director Ivan Reitman's 'buddy, military' comedy feature "Stripes" (1981) will be rebooted for Sony Pictures Television and CBS TV, with Reitman set to direct from a teleplay by Trevor Moore, Sam Brown and Zach Cregger:.

The original film starred Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P. J. Soles, Sean Young, and John Candy, with John Larroquette, John Diehl, Conrad Dunn, Judge Reinhold, Joe Flaherty, Dave Thomas, Timothy Busfield and Bill Paxton:

"...'John Winger' is a cab driver who, in the span of a few hours, loses his job, his apartment, his car and his girlfriend. Realizing he has no prospects, he decides to join the Army. 

"Talking his best friend 'Russell Ziskey', a teacher of English as a second language, into joining him, they go to a recruiting office and are soon sent off to basic training.

"Upon arriving at 'Fort Arnold', they meet their fellow recruits,
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A TV Series Based On The Classic Bill Murray Movie ‘Stripes’ Is On The Way

Deadline is reporting that a TV series based on the 1981 Bill Murray-led film Stripes is on the way. The trade says that CBS is behind the single-camera comedy, which is now in active development. They add that Ivan Reitman, who directed the movie, is attached to direct and executive produce via his the Montecito Picture Company. Trevor Moore, Sam Brown and Zach Cregger from Whitest Kids U’Know are also behind the project, writing the script.

The series focuses on a perennial rebellious outsider who finally finds his purpose in life when he joins the U.S. military and must unite a group of ragtag eccentrics.

The original movie’s plot, which made a respective $85 million at the box-office in the early 1980s, is as follows:

Hard-luck cabbie John Winger (Bill Murray) — directionless after being fired from his job and dumped by his girlfriend — enlists in the U.S.
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Stripes Comedy Series Being Eyed by CBS? That's the Fact, Jack!

Stripes Comedy Series Being Eyed by CBS? That's the Fact, Jack!
What’s that, you say? Yet another TV series adaptation of a movie?!

Lighten up, Francis.

CBS has put in development a single-camera comedy series based on Stripes, the 1981 Ivan Reitman film starring Bill Murray and Harold Ramis (and P.J. Soles, if teenage Matt has any say in this).

Per our sister site Deadline, Reitman would direct and exec-produce the adaptation, to be penned by the Whitest Kids U’Know’s Trevor Moore, Sam Brown and Zach Cregger and again follow a rebellious outsider who finds his purpose by enlisting with the Army, where he joins a ragtag unit of misfits.
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TV adaptation of Bill Murray's Stripes in development at CBS

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One of Bill Murray's most iconic comedies is apparently ripe to be adapated for television, as CBS is in the process of developing a single-camera comedy series based upon the film. There's no way this goes horribly wrong. Right? The potential TV reboot will be written by Trevor Moore, Sam Brown, and Zach Cregger, who are best known for their work in sketch comedy troupe The Whitest Kids... Read More...
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CBS Developing ‘Stripes’ Series Adaptation Based On Movie

CBS has put in development Stripes, a single-camera comedy based on the 1981 Bill Murray-Harold Ramis film, Deadline has learned. The project hails from the Whitest Kids U’Know trio of Trevor Moore, Sam Brown and Zach Cregger, Sony Pictures TV and CBS Television Studios. Ivan Reitman, who helmed the movie, is attached to direct and executive produce via his the Montecito Picture Company. Like the film, the series adaptation penned by Moore, Brown and Cregger focuses on a…
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Bill Murray Comedy ‘Stripes’ Gets TV Reboot at CBS

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Bill Murray Comedy ‘Stripes’ Gets TV Reboot at CBS
CBS is heading into the trenches with “Stripes.” The network is developing a single-camera TV reboot of the 1981 Ivan Reitman-directed film that provided an early-career leading role for Bill Murray. Trevor Moore, Sam Brown and Zach Cregger from IFC’s “Whitest Kids U’ Know” are writing and executive producing. Also Read: 'Magnum Pi' Reboot Lands at CBS Like the popular movie, the show will focus on a rebellious outsider who finds direction in life by joining the military and uniting a group of quirky misfits. The co-production from Sony Pictures Television Studio and CBS Television Studios is directed by Reitman,
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‘Stripes’ TV Adaptation in Development at CBS

CBS is developing a new series based on the comedy movie Stripes.

Inspired by the 1981 film starring Bill Murray, the single-camera effort will follow a perennial rebellious outsider who ultimately finds his purpose in life when he joins the U.S. military and must unite a group of ragtag eccentrics. The original movie, directed by Ivan Reitman, grossed over $85 million during its run.

The television reboot will be written by Trevor Moore, Sam Brown and Zach Cregger, who are known for their sketch comedy troupe The Whitest Kids U’Know. They later turned the troupe into a TV series of the...
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‘Stripes’ TV Adaptation in Development at CBS

‘Stripes’ TV Adaptation in Development at CBS
CBS is developing a new series based on the comedy movie Stripes.

Inspired by the 1981 film starring Bill Murray, the single camera comedy will follow a perennial rebellious outsider who ultimately finds his purpose in life when he joins the U.S. military and must unite a group of ragtag eccentrics. The original film, directed by Ivan Reitman, grossed over $85 million during its run.

The television reboot will be written by Trevor Moore, Sam Brown, and Zach Cregger, who are known for their sketch comedy troupe The Whitest Kids U’Know. They later turned the troupe into a TV series...
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Wrecked: Season Three Renewal for TBS Comedy Series

TBS is heading back to the island. Today, the network announced they've renewed Wrecked for a third season.The comedy follows a diverse group of strangers who are stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash. The cast includes Ally Maki, Will Greenberg, Brian Sacca, Asif Ali, Brooke Dillman, Jessica Lowe, Ginger Gonzaga, Rhys Darby, and Zach Cregger.Read More…
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Wrecked: Season Two Ratings

If Lost and Gilligan's Island had a baby, it might well be Wrecked. The first season of this comedy TV show did well enough to score a second season renewal. Can this TBS sitcom repeat the magic and maybe even build its audience? Will Wrecked be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. A single-camera comedy, Wrecked stars Ally Maki, Will Greenberg, Brian Sacca, Asif Ali, Brooke Dillman, Jessica Lowe, Ginger Gonzaga, Rhys Darby, and Zach Cregger. The TBS satirical comedy follows a diverse group of strangers who are stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash. It’s a dangerous new world where they face many threats — mostly brought on by themselves. No longer plugged into the rest of the world, the group struggles to navigate their makeshift society while also learning to live without modern comforts. Read
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‘People of Earth,’ ‘Wrecked,’ ‘The Guest Book’ Renewed at TBS

‘People of Earth,’ ‘Wrecked,’ ‘The Guest Book’ Renewed at TBS
TBS comedies “People of Earth,” “Wrecked,” and “The Guest Book” have all been renewed for new seasons, the network announced Wednesday.

The network’s summer series join TBS’ previous 2017 renewals, including the dysfunctional family comedy “The Detour” and police procedural spoof “Angie Tribeca.”

“Since rebranding this network just two years ago, we have renewed 100% of our scripted originals, which have all generated impressive audience growth in an environment that’s seeing mostly declines,” said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming for TBS. “Our shows are connecting with fans and we’re going to keep making these genuinely funny comedies with the best creators in this business.”

Executive-produced by Conan O’Brien and Greg Daniels along with creator David Jenkins and showrunner Norm Hiscock, “People of Earth” centers on a support group for alien abductees in Beacon, N.Y. In the show’s second season, StarCrossed’s members must reckon with the arrival of FBI Agent
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Wrecked: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three on TBS?

Vulture Watch Will the survivors finally make a discovery that could change everything? Has the Wrecked TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on TBS? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Wrecked season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? A TBS comedy series, Wrecked stars Ally Maki, Will Greenberg, Brian Sacca, Asif Ali, Brooke Dillman, Jessica Lowe, Ginger Gonzaga, Rhys Darby, and Zach Cregger. The sitcom follows a diverse group of strangers who are stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash. It’s a dangerous new world where they face many threats — mostly brought on by themselves. No longer plugged into the rest of the world, the group struggles to
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Wrecked: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three on TBS?

Vulture Watch Will the survivors finally make a discovery that could change everything? Has the Wrecked TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on TBS? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Wrecked season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? A TBS comedy series, Wrecked stars Ally Maki, Will Greenberg, Brian Sacca, Asif Ali, Brooke Dillman, Jessica Lowe, Ginger Gonzaga, Rhys Darby, and Zach Cregger. The sitcom follows a diverse group of strangers who are stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash. It’s a dangerous new world where they face many threats — mostly brought on by themselves. No longer plugged into the rest of the world, the group struggles to
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Zach Cregger

The vast majority of individuals working in the entertainment industry find themselves in a particular role, such as producer, actor, comedian, or writer. The talent and work ethic required to succeed in any one art can make it difficult to branch out into other fields. A select few performers are able to use their gifts in a variety of positions. Such is the case with the hilarious and talented Zach Cregger. Although Cregger has appeared in some high profile productions, he is perhaps best known for his work with the sketch comedy group The Whitest Kids U’ Know. He can

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Zach Cregger
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Wrecked: Season Two Ratings

If Lost and Gilligan's Island had a baby, it might well be Wrecked. The first season of this comedy TV show did well enough to score a second season renewal. Can this TBS sitcom repeat the magic and maybe even build its audience? Will Wrecked be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. A single-camera comedy, Wrecked stars Ally Maki, Will Greenberg, Brian Sacca, Asif Ali, Brooke Dillman, Jessica Lowe, Ginger Gonzaga, Rhys Darby, and Zach Cregger. The TBS satirical comedy follows a diverse group of strangers who are stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash. It’s a dangerous new world where they face many threats — mostly brought on by themselves. No longer plugged into the rest of the world, the group struggles to navigate their makeshift society while also learning to live without modern comforts. Read
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Wrecked: TBS Teases Season Two of the Island Comedy

TBS is headed back to the island. Recently, the network released a new teaser for season two of Wrecked.The comedy follows a diverse group of strangers who are stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash. The cast includes Ally Maki, Will Greenberg, Brian Sacca, Asif Ali, Brooke Dillman, Jessica Lowe, Ginger Gonzaga, Rhys Darby, and Zach Cregger.Read More…
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TVLine Items: Wrecked Return Date, Baroness Finds Home at IFC and More

TVLine Items: Wrecked Return Date, Baroness Finds Home at IFC and More
TBS is going back to the island this summer.

Season 2 of the network’s survival comedy Wrecked will premiere with two back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, June 20 at 10/9c.

VideosClaws Trailer: Niecy Nash & Co. Keep Crime Cute in TNT’s New Dark Comedy

In the half-hour series — which stars Zach Cregger (About a Boy) and Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords), among others — a group of airplane passengers are stranded on an uninhabited island without modern comforts like indoor plumbing, Wi-Fi and Chipotle.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* IFC has acquired the satirical comedy series Baroness von Sketch Show,
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The Whitest Kids U' Know finish film script

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The Whitest Kids U' Know is a sketch comedy troupe that also had a television program of the same name. Consisting of Trevor Moore, Zach Cregger, Sam Brown, Timmy Williams and Darren Trumeter, they managed to pump out 5 seasons of their brand a comedy about a decade ago, as well as a film, Miss March. It looks like they're aiming to bring Wkuk to the big screen, as Trevor Moore took to... Read More...
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Appears Like there’s Going to be a Whitest Kids U’ Know Movie

Does anyone remember “The Whitest Kids U Know?” The show’ss roots go all the way back to 1999 while Trevor Moore was in visual arts school. The group consists of Trevor Moore, Zach Cregger, Sam Brown, Timmy Williams and Darren Trumeter, though other actors occasionally appear in their sketches. They were accepted into the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in 2006 and won the award for Best Sketch Group. The show itself lasted for 4 seasons both on Fuse and IFC. Moore and Cregger wrote, directed and starred in the 2009 comedy film Miss March. In 2012, Moore wrote on

Appears Like there’s Going to be a Whitest Kids U’ Know Movie
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