Yara Shahidi Is Producing a Weed Comedy ‘Smoakland’ on Freeform

Black-ish and Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi is in the works of developing a single-camera comedy called ‘Smoakland’ for Freeform. This will be a partnership with her mother Keri Shahidi and their production company, 7th Sun Productions. The duo will also be using the help of Jewel Coronel, writer of The Chi and Star. Yara shares the news of the comedy via Instagram on Wednesday. “In case you were wondering what we’ve been up toProud #TEAM7THSUNMOMENT.” she writes in the caption. According to Teen Vogue “Smoakland will focus on a character named Solo, who hails from Oakland, as she executes her vision of starting a cannabis company. As Deadline notes, the show will also explore love, family expectations, and other issues that come up as she attains her dream. Coronel will also executive produce along with McGhee, Yara, and Keri Shahidi as part of their production company partnership, which secured an overall deal with ABC Studios last year.” There is no set premiere date for Smoakland yet, but for now audiences can look forward to a new production of Peter Pan and Wendy starring Yara star as Tinker Bell.

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Source: https://www.jagurltv.com/yara-shahidi-is-producing-weed-comedy-smoakland-for-freeform/

Kathy Bates is really going to star in a weed comedy show on Netflix

Jul 14, 2016, 20:15 IST.In a different turn, Kathy Bates is going to star in “‘The Big Bang Theory’ of weed. The nickname comes from an A.V. Club joke about early reports on a new comedy about pot from creator Chuck Lorre, the TV giant at CBS responsible for “Two and a Half Men.”. Netflix just ordered the new show, called “Disjointed,” so this is really happening. She plays a lifelong advocate for legalization who’s finally living her dream as the owner of a Los Angeles-area cannabis dispensary. Joining her are three budtenders, her twenty-something son, and a deeply troubled security guard. To quote the Netflix release, “All of them are more or less constantly high.” It’s certainly a step away from Bates’ more recent television work in “American Horror Story.” She probably needs a break from the gruseome explicitness too. Bates starred as the ghost of Charlie Harper in a 2012 episode of “Two and a Half Men,” a role that earned her an Emmy for oustanding guest actress. The show seems ridiculous on paper, but Bates gives it a much-needed boost of credibility.

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Source: https://www.businessinsider.in/Kathy-Bates-is-really-going-to-star-in-a-weed-comedy-show-on-Netflix/articleshow/53213784.cms

Alum Nicole Maxali’s Comedy Pilot: Wokeness, Weed and Crazy High Asians

PHILIPPINES DAILY INQUIRER – Queens-based Good Vibes creator and executive producer Nicole Maxali uses her hometown of San Francisco as the backdrop to showcase strong, funny Asian American women navigating within the burgeoning green rush of the soon-to-be juggernaut cannabis industry. She began acting other people’s scripts at Bindlestiff Studio, the only Filipino American theatre in the nation. During her years as a stand-up comedian, Maxali had the honor to open for comic genius Dave Chappelle a dozen times at the San Francisco Punchline and The New Parish in Oakland, California. She then began writing, producing and performing solo shows under the tutelage of W. Kamau Bell. Under the direction of Paul Stein at Comedy Central Theater, she developed her full-length one woman show, Forgetting the Details, which made the official selection at the United States of Asian America Festival, SF Theater Festival, The LA Women’s Theater Festival, Minnesota Fringe Festival and The International New York Fringe Festival. Maxali studied broadcast journalism and television at the San Francisco State University.

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Source: https://lca.sfsu.edu/lcanews/2019/08/21/819219-alum-nicole-maxalis-comedy-pilot-wokeness-weed-and-crazy-high-asians

Kathy Bates weed comedy show on Netflix

In a different turn, Kathy Bates is going to star in “‘The Big Bang Theory’ of weed. The nickname comes from an A.V. Club joke about early reports on a new comedy about pot from creator Chuck Lorre, the TV giant at CBS responsible for “Two and a Half Men.”. Netflix just ordered the new show, called “Disjointed,” so this is really happening. She plays a lifelong advocate for legalization who’s finally living her dream as the owner of a Los Angeles-area cannabis dispensary. Joining her are three budtenders, her twenty-something son, and a deeply troubled security guard. To quote the Netflix release, “All of them are more or less constantly high.” It’s certainly a step away from Bates’ more recent television work in “American Horror Story.” She probably needs a break from the gruseome explicitness too. Bates starred as the ghost of Charlie Harper in a 2012 episode of “Two and a Half Men,” a role that earned her an Emmy for oustanding guest actress. The show seems ridiculous on paper, but Bates gives it a much-needed boost of credibility.

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Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/kathy-bates-weed-comedy-show-on-netflix-2016-7

Chuck Lorre and Kathy Bates are making a Netflix comedy about weed

Netflix is giving Disjointed, a multi-camera weed comedy from TV powerhouse Chuck Lorre, a 20-episode series order. The show is going to revolve around Kathy Bates, a longtime legalization advocate who’s living on cloud nine because she’s running a Los Angeles-area dispensary. Because this is a Chuck Lorre show, there are a bunch of zany figures on the periphery making trouble for the beleaguered protagonist. Based on the people involved in its creation, I’m sure Disjointed is going to be football field-broad, though Bates’ involvement does lend it a little bit of pedigree. If you’re a cannabis connoisseur eager for an insightful, funny take on the drug’s culture and community, you should probably just take a nap and wait for High Maintenance to premiere on HBO. With that said, it’s hard to think of a better signpost for weed’s mainstream acceptance than the fact it’s going to serve as the foundation for a Chuck Lorre sitcom. It doesn’t get much more “Middle America,” you know? Disjointed doesn’t have a premiere date yet, but we’ll keep you posted.

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2016/7/14/12187466/disjointed-chuck-lorre-kathy-bates-netflix-weed-comedy
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