When Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow opened up their Meatball Shop restaurant in New York, they knew that New Yorkers loved meatballs. But they probably didn’t know that their small restaurant chain would inspire a TV show. According to Deadline, CBS has bought the pilot to an unnamed buddy TV show about two best friends who decide to open up a meatball shop together. Sound familiar? That’s because it’s based on the true story of the Meatball Shop, and owners Holzman and Chernow will be consulting producers on the show.
No word yet on when it will premiere, but here’s a sneak-peek of the synopsis:
“Written and executive produced by Jeff Astrof (Friends, The Wild Thornberrys), the project revolves around two lifelong best friends who are poised to become successful restaurateurs; if they can keep from killing each other. In order to keep their business (and friendship) alive, the two decide to see a couples therapist, who will guide them through life, love, and the fast-paced world of being big-city restaurant owners.”
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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter@JoannaFantozzi