Netflix picks up Chuck Lorre-Kathy Bates comedy ‘Disjointed’
Netflix has given a series order to “Disjointed,” a comedy from Chuck Lorre.
The multi-camera comedy stars Kathy Bates as a lifelong marijuana-legalization advocate who realizes her dream of running a pot dispensary in Los Angeles. Working alongside Bates’ character are her son, three “budtenders” and a security guard. All are high most of the time.
Lorre and David Javerbaum (“The Daily Show”) serve as writers and executive producers on the series, which received a 20-episode order. There’s no word yet on a premiere date.
“Disjointed” is Lorre’s first non-CBS show since ABC’s”Dharma & Greg.” He currently has “The Big Bang Theory” and “Mom” at the broadcast network.
Netflix has found success with its recent push into multi-camera comedies. According to measurement company Symphony Advanced Media, mutli-camera series “Fuller House” and “The Ranch” are among the service’s most watched original series. (Netflix doesn’t release data on its shows.)
Bates’ most recent television work came in the last two seasons of FX’s “American Horror Story.” She won an Emmy in 2015 for “American Horror Story: Coven.” She also won a guest-actress Emmy in 2012 for her work on Lorre’s “Two and a Half Men.”