US network is developing a sitcom based on Israeli comedy Life Isn’t Everything after striking a deal with Reshet.
This marks the latest Israeli series in development in the United States following the success of HBO drama In Treatment and the launch of Showtime drama Homeland. HBO is also adapting The Naked Truth with Dexter writer Clyde Phillips, while other series in development include Timrot Ashan (Pillars of Smoke) for NBC and ABC’s remake of Matar’s Tall and Greebaum last season.
Deadline reports that CBS has bought the rights to Hahaim Ze Lo Hakol and the series’ creator Daniel Lappin will produce with Friends‘ Mike Sikowitz in association with Sony Pictures Television.
The original series airs on Channel 2 in Israel and Reshet has produced more than 150 episodes. It tells the story of a middle-aged couple that have recently divorced but continue to have sex and fight after the papers have been signed.