NBC Picks Up New Lithgow Comedy

News   NBC Picks Up New Lithgow Comedy Tony Award winner John Lithgow, most recently on Broadway in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, is headed back to the small screen.
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Variety reports that NBC has picked up the new comedy "20 Good Years," which co-stars Lithgow and Jeffrey Tambor. The pilot was penned by Michael Leeson, who will executive produce the situation comedy with Marsh McCall, Tom Werner, Eric Gold, Jimmy Miller and Mike Clements.

"20 Good Years," according to the industry paper, casts Lithgow and Tambor as "fiftysomething men who realize they want to change their ways and make the most out of the next 20 years of their lives." Lithgow's previous TV work includes "3rd Rock from the Sun," which won the actor three Emmy Awards.

John Lithgow was most recently on Broadway as con man Lawrence Jameson Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. His other recent theatrical credits include A.R. Gurney's political comedy Mrs. Farnsworth and The Retreat From Moscow. Lithgow won Tony Awards for his work in The Changing Room and Sweet Smell of Success and received Tony nominations for Scoundrels, Requiem for a Heavyweight and M. Butterfly. He will be seen in the forthcoming "Dreamgirls" film as a 1970s Hollywood producer.

TV veteran Jeffrey Tambor has been seen on Broadway in Sly Fox and the revival of Glengarry Glen Ross. Tambor won a Drama Desk Award for his work in the latter. He was also part of the Off-Broadway cast of Measure for Measure.