Jeff Garlin, the loyal manager and sidekick of Larry David on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” may get his own show with TBS.
Garlin will shoot a pilot of a variety show, aptly titled “The Jeff Garlin Program,” that harkens back to the “Jack Benny” show of old-time TV. Like that classic, “Garlin” will have a show-within-a-show concept that follows the on-camera and off-camera exploits of a slightly exaggerated version of its star.
“I play Jeff Garlin, the biggest variety star on television, and pretty much the show follows me getting into trouble each week,” Garlin told industry trade Daily Variety. “This is the show I’ve wanted to do since I was little.”
Garlin and Phil Rosenthal, the creator of “Everybody Loves Raymond,” will executive produce the pilot. Production is to begin in March.
Garlin, a 43-year-old comedian, is best known for his costarring role on HBO’s “Curb.” He has also appeared on Fox’s “Arrested Development” and the Eddie Murphy film “Daddy Day Care.”