Tim Robinson Scores New Comedy Pilot, The Chair Company, From HBO, Adam McKay Producing

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Written By Sedoso Feb

HBO has ordered a half-hour pilot of Tim Robinson’s new comedy series, The Chair Company.

Per Deadline, HBO has greenlit a half-hour pilot of The Chair Company, a new comedy series co-written by Robinson and Zach Kanin. The Chair Company is executive produced by Adam McKay (The Big Short, Don’t Look Up) and Todd Schulman for Hyperobject Industries.

Robinson and Kanin also serve as executive producers on The Chair Company, which, according to Deadline, follows a man (Robinson) who investigates a “far-reaching conspiracy” after “an embarrassing incident at work.”

Further plot details are not available at this time.

The news comes just a few weeks after HBO ordered a comedy pilot starring Bottom’s Rachel Sennott. Sennott also wrote and executive produced the half-hour pilot, which is about “a codependent friend group reunites, navigating how the time apart, ambition and new relationships have changed them.”

Tim Robinson and Zach Kanin have worked with one another before

Robinson and Kanin met and became writing partners during their stints on Saturday Night Live. They went on to create Detroiters together with Sam Richardson and Joe Kelly. Detroiters premiered on Comedy Central in 2017 and ran for two seasons, with Robinson and Richardson playing the two lead characters, Sam Duvet and Tim Cramblin.

Robinson and Kanin also created Netflix’s I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson together. The sketch comedy series premiered its first season in 2019, which was followed by a second season in 2021 and a third in 2023. 

Robinson won the Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series Primetime Emmy Award for I Think You Should in 2022.

Additionally, Robinson is attached to star alongside Kate Mara and Paul Rudd in Friendship, a new comedy movie directed by Andrew DeYoung. Friendship does not yet have a release date.

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