Web Comedy "Homeland Insecurity" Picked Up By CBS TV
A pilot originally shot for the web has been picked up by CBS for adaptation to a television series. It's a comedy about security at an airport. You can see their trailer on vimeo.
According to Deadline, the budget was $70K, though it's unclear to us if that's just to shoot the above trailer or if there's more to it (actual episodes) that were produced.
TOTL is not a screwball comedy like this, but it's interesting that producers are producing for cheap and then pitching up from there, and it's somewhat interesting that some treatment of immigration/customs/security are showing up in mainstream television without the sort of jingoistic hyperpatriotic "Cops" "reality" slant that we've seen so far from Nat Geo and Fox so far.