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TBS Orders Comedy Pilot Starring Steve Byrne

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TBS is continuing its development of half-hour comedy, Friday picking up the pilot Sullivan and Son starring comedian Steve Byrne.
Executive-produced by Vince Vaughn and Peter Billingsley, Sullivan and Son takes place in a neighborhood bar of the same name in working-class Pittsburgh. Byrne stars as Steve Sullivan, who leaves his job as a successful New York corporate lawyer to take over the bar from his father.
Sullivan and Son, from Vaughn's Wild West Picture Show Productions and Warner Horizon Television, is set to begin shooting later this year. Byrne wrote the pilot and Rob Long is serving as executive producer/showrunner.
The Sullivan and Son pick-up comes in addition to the greenlit pilot Men at Work, an ensemble multi-camera comedy about a recently dumped man reinventing his manhood with the help of his three best friends.
TBS also recently announced it ordered an untitled comedy pilot from Conan O'Brien's Conaco about a family man who quits his day job and returns to his childhood neighborhood.
All three pick-ups come as the network is looking to boost its original programming slate to provide a stronger lead-in for its late night talker Conan.

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