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EXCLUSIVE: Former Two and a Half Males govt producer/co-showrunner Jim Patterson is returning to the Chuck Lorre fold. He has joined Warner Bros TV/Chuck Lorre Prods’ multi-camera CBS comedy sequence B Positive as govt producer and co-showrunner alongside creator Marco Pennette.
Patterson spent a decade working for Lorre, WBTV and CBS on the long-running multi-camera comedy sequence Two and a Half Males, the place he rose to govt producer/co-showrunner. He additionally did a stint as a consulting producer on Mike & Molly.
Following the tip of 2.5 Males, Patterson and fellow 2.5 Males co-showrunner Don Reo created The Ranch, which turned the primary Netflix-produced multi-camera comedy sequence that launched a brand new mannequin producing 20 episodes a 12 months that air in two batches. The sequence, ran by Patterson and Reo, was a strong hit for the streamer and ran for 4 seasons, finishing 80 episodes.
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After the tip of The Ranch, Patterson segued to a different Netflix comedy sequence venture. He solely turned obtainable final month, and I hear he was approached by Lorre and WBTV about becoming a member of B Optimistic. With Lorre additionally busy working and directing the ultimate season of The Kominsky Technique for Netflix and overseeing his second CBS comedy pilot, United States of Al, which not too long ago wrapped manufacturing, he’s bringing in a seasoned showrunner in Patterson to companion with Pennette. Lorre’s TV portfolio additionally contains CBS’ Younger Sheldon and Mother.
B Optimistic, starring Thomas Middleditch and Annaleigh Ashford, is 5 episodes into manufacturing on its freshman season. The comedy, the one broadcast venture capable of compete a pilot final spring, is slated to premiere subsequent week, on November 5.
Created by former Mother co-executive producer Pennette impressed by private expertise, B Optimistic is a couple of therapist and newly divorced dad (Middleditch) who’s confronted with discovering a kidney donor when he runs right into a rough-around-the-edges girl from his previous (Ashford) who volunteers her personal. Collectively they kind an unlikely bond and start a journey that can change each of their lives.
Izzy G, Sara Rue, Kether Donohue and Terrence Terrell co-star.
Patterson, Pennette and Lorre govt produce. Warner Bros Tv produces with Lorre’s studio-based Chuck Lorre Productions.
Patterson, whose sequence credit additionally embrace The PJs, Inside Schwartz and Off Centre, is repped by UTA and Hansen Jacobson.
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