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HBO Moving Ahead w/ "Retooled" Comedy Pilot From Diallo Riddle & Bashir Salahuddin

by Tambay A. Obenson
January 23, 2014 11:06 AM
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Diallo Riddle & Bashir Salahuddin

HBO is moving forward with a pilot order of the half-hour comedy from Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin - although in what Deadline calls a redeveloped/retooled script, although no word on what exactly that includes. 

The currently untitled project will star both gentlemen as two young reporters, trying to make it big in Atlanta.

The potentially new HBO series will be executive produced by Lorne Michaels, along with Riddle and Salahuddin, with Dave Flebotte serving as showrunner.

I'm glad that HBO will be its home. I hope it means that they'll be free to push the envelope a bit, and give us something wholly original. Let's hope that the so-called "retooled" script goes beyond a pilot, and is eventually ordered to series.

While we wait, and as a reminder (or if you've never seen it), watch Diallo and Bashir in their 7 year-old Black Cinema Review skit below:

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  • kid video | January 24, 2014 4:16 AMReply

    Big fan of these guys...i was a regular when they had their "Long Live The Message" blog.

    You check out some of their other Message skits.

  • Karen Marie Mason | January 23, 2014 5:02 PMReply

    Good News.

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