Matt Damon and Ben Affleck To Produce Sitcom For CBS

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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck might be Hollywood’s most famous best friends. They grew up together, broke into Hollywood together, and even won Oscars together. And now, they will attempt to conquer the small screen together. The pair is set to executive produce a new comedy for CBS titled More Time with Family. Starring comedian Tom Papa, the show will focus on a man who changes his career path and stops spending so much time on the road in order to spend more time with his family, only to find out that it wasn’t something that anyone else wanted. The idea was reportedly inspired by both Papa’s stand up routine and Damon’s personal experiences. 

Damon and Papa conceived the idea when the two worked on The Informant and Behind the Candelabra together, and then teamed up with Affleck to produce. Affleck and Damon’s joint production company, Pearl Street, is also set to produce The Middle Man for Fox, a Boston-set period crime drama. Affleck is also set to direct the pilot. There’s no word yet on whether or not More Time With Family will also take place in Boston, or if its Oscar-winning producers will make a guest appearance. Although, if Affleck is too busy filming Superman Vs. Batman, we’re sure Mindy Kaling would be willing to fill his shoes again.

Damon can next be seen in The Monuments Men with George Clooney, which will be released on December 18. Affleck can currently be seen threatening Justin Timberlake in Runner Runner, and is filming Gone Girl with David Fincher.