CBS Picks Up ‘Friends With Better Lives’ To Series

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And the Beek is back. After handing a series order to legal drama Reckless earlier today, CBS just picked up comedy pilot Friends With Better Lives, which stars Apartment 23‘s James Van Der Beek, to series with a 13 episode order.

Created by Dana Klein, Friends With Better Lives revolves around a group of thirtysomething friends who each think the other has it better. The comedy series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and stars James Van Der Beek, Zoe Lister, Brooklyn Decker, Rick Donald, Kevin Connolly and Majandra Delfino. The pilot was directed by comedy veteran James Burrows, with Klein and Aaron Kaplan serving as executive producers.

The sitcom join four others which have been picked up by the network: Crazy Ones, The Millers (formerly known as Greg Garcia Project), Mom and We Are Men (formerly known as Untitled Rob Greenberg project).