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Amazon Picks Up Ben Stiller Produced Comedy ‘Late Bloomers’

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Amazon is developing a new half-hour comedy called “Late Bloomers,” which will center around a married couple in their 40s who are selected to participate in a human trial for an experimental drug therapy. The drug purports to be able to stop the aging process, and the couple quickly finds out how extending their life could impact their relationships, careers, and ambitions.

Red Hour, headed up by Ben Stiller and Nicky Weinstock, along with One-Two Punch Productions, ITV Studios and Victor Levin (“Mad Men”), will executive produce the project. No casting for “Late Bloomers” has been announced at press time.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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