WarnerMedia has given a four-episode pilot order to a daily sitcom called “Today’s Special” from “Wet Hot American Summer” creator David Wain and “Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” writer A.D. Miles.
The scripted, single-camera comedy is described as blending the storytelling mechanics of a daily soap opera with the tone and style of a single-camera sitcom and the topical responsiveness of late-night TV. It would take place in a 24-hour diner that serves as a hub for a diverse group of staff and regulars, whose lives intertwine in ongoing storylines while also reacting to trending topics and the day’s headlines.
No word yet on which WarnerMedia property the project is being developed for.
Wain and Miles are co-creators on “Today’s Special” and will serve as writers and executive producers. Jax Media and Rhys Darby will produce.
Miles played the part of Gary in the 2001 “Wet Hot American Summer” movie, as well as in “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp” and “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later.” He has also written for “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “the 74th Golden Globes,” “the 62nd Primetime Emmys,” and “Horrible People. His acting credits include both Fallon show, “Reno 911!” and “Horrible People.”
Wain’s credits also include “Childrens Hospital,” “Wainy Days,” and “MADtv,” and he is a founding member of the groundbreaking sketch comedy troupe behind the “The State.”