Comedy Central is developing a weekly sports pilot headlined by comedian Norm Macdonald, according to sources.
Macdonald described the pilot as "a Daily Show for sports" in an interview with The New York Times earlier this month.
Tosh.0 co-creator and executive producer Mike Gibbons is close to signing on as a producer, according to sources close to the deal. Gibbons was an executive producer on the first season of George Lopez's TBS show Lopez Tonight. Daniel Kellison, a comedy veteran who has worked with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel, also is involved in the project.
Comedy Central did not immediately return a call for comment.
The show is not a sure thing at the network and will likely have internal competition from a similarly themed satirical sports program that Comedy Central is developing with the Onion News Network.