Chuck Lorre Multi-Camera Comedy About a Marine Vet and Afghan Interpreter in the Works at CBS

David Goetsch and Maria Ferrari are writing Warner Bros. sitcom

Last Updated: October 10, 2019 @ 8:59 AM

Chuck Lorre has another multi-camera sitcom in development at CBS. “The United States of Al,” which follows the friendship of a marine vet and an Afghan interpreter, has a pilot production commitment.

David Goetsch and Maria Ferrari are writing Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. comedy. Reza Aslan and Mahyad Tousi will executive produce along with Lorre.

Here’s the logline:

“The United Stated of Al” is a comedy about the friendship between Riley, a Marine combat veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio, and Awalmir (Al), the Afghan interpreter who served with his unit and has just arrived to start a new life in America.

Lorre, whose “Big Bang Theory” went off the air this past spring after 12 seasons, already has a new CBS series that debuted this season in “Bob Hearts Abishola.” The comedy, which stars Billy Gardell as a man who, after suffering a heart attack, falls in love with his Nigerian nurse (Folake Olowofoyeku).

Those go along with Lorre’s two other sitcoms on CBS’ air, in “Young Sheldon” and “Mom.” He also executive produces the single-camera Netflix comedy, “The Kominsky Method,” which stars Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin.

Deadline first reported the news of “United States of Al.”

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