Tim Robinson, Zach Kanin Land HBO Comedy Pilot Order for ‘Chair Company’

HBO has given a pilot order to the comedy “The Chair Company” from Tim Robinson and Zach Kanin, Variety has confirmed.

Both Robinson and Kanin serve as writers and executive producers on the pilot, with Robinson also set to star. Adam McKay and Todd Schulman will also executive produce via Hyperobject Industries, which is under an overall deal at HBO.

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The logline for the series states, “After an embarrassing incident at work, a man (Robinson) finds himself investigating a far-reaching conspiracy.”

Kanin and Robinson are frequent collaborators, beginning with their time together on the writing staff of “Saturday Night Live.” They then went on to co-create the popular Comedy Central series “Detroiters” with Sam Richardson and Joe Kelly (with Robinson and Richardson starring) and the Netflix sketch comedy series “I Think You Should Leave” (with Robinson also starring). The latter show won the Emmy Award for best short form series in 2023, while Robinson has won the Emmy for best actor in a short form series twice to date.

Robinson is repped by Odenkirk-Provissiero Entertainment, CAA, and Hansen Jacobson.

HBO’s current comedy slate includes shows like “The Righteous Gemstones” and “Somebody Somewhere.” “Righteous Gemstones” was renewed for a fourth season last year, while “Somebody Somewhere” was renewed for a third. The premium cabler is currently airing the final season of Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” while the comedy series “The Franchise” — about the making of a superhero tentpole film — is currently in the works.

Deadline first reported the pilot order.

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