HBO Max orders Chuck Lorre comedy ‘How to Be a Bookie’

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 25: Chuck Lorre and Arielle Mandelson attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center on February 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)


The streaming solution said in a news release Tuesday that How to Be a Bookie, a new collection created by Lorre (The Big Bang Theory, The Kominsky Method) and also starring Sebastian Maniscalco, remains in the works. Just how to Be a Bookie is a single-camera series co-written by Lorre and Nick Bakay, that will also executive generate with Maniscalco and also Judi Marmel. The initial period will certainly include 8 episodes. The new series follows a professional bookmaker (Maniscalco) as he has a hard time to make it through the upcoming legalisation of sporting activities gambling, increasingly unsteady clients, family members, co-workers, as well as a lifestyle that bounces him around every edge of Los Angeles, high and low. “It’s really amazing to have the following comedy collection from Chuck Lorre and also Warner Bros. Tv. We have been fans of Sebastian’s for numerous years as well as look onward to what these fantastic funny voices created for HBO Max,” HBO and also HBO Max chairman Casey Bloys claimed. Lorre said it’s “an outright dream” to work with Maniscalco, a star and comic understood for his stand-up comedy specials as well as his role in the movies Green Book as well as The Irishman. “To have my first task at HBO Max with such an incredibly talented comedian as well as along with Nick Bakay is the trifecta. I can not wait to start,” Lorre added. Lorre’s various other collection consist of Cybill, Dharma & Greg, Two and also a Half Men and also Mom.

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