CBS Launches Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Comedies From Ben Schwartz, Isla Fisher

Gary Sanchez Productions sells dating series to network based on Schwartz’s upcoming book

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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions has sold comedy “Things You Should Already Know” to CBS Television Studios, based on the upcoming book by Ben Schwartz and Laura Moses.

The show centers on a group of millennials learning to turn down their fixation on their phones in order to establish a lasting romance. Schwartz and Moses’ book of the same name will be released by Hachette Books this fall.

Schwartz, Ferrell, McKay and Kevin Messick are executive producers on the project.

Schwartz, known for his roles on “House of Lies” and “Parks and Recreation,” is represented by WME, Haven Entertainment and Gang Tyre. Moses is with Kaplan-Stahler Agency.

Additionally, female-centered production arm Gloria Sanchez is shopping an Isla Fisher comedy series.

Erica Rivinoja (“Trolls”) is the writer, and Jake Szymanski (HBO’s “Tour de Pharmacy”) directs.

Gary Sanchez Productions, which has a first-look overall with CBS Television Studios, is also behind comedy series “No Security,” heading to CBS All Access later this year.

Ferrell is repped by UTA, and McKay is repped by WME.