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HBO Orders Duplass Brothers Comedy Series

By Alicia Kortendick ,

Togetherness the new half-hour Mark and Jay Duplass comedy has been ordered for a series by HBO, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Production on the new show will start in August 2014. Mark and Jay Duplass will executive produce, direct and write the comedy, but only one brother, Mark Duplass, will star.

The show follows two couples living under one roof, Brett Pierson (Mark Duplass) seems to have the perfect life in Los Angeles with his job, two kids, and his wife Michelle played by Melanie Lynskey from Two and A Half Men. But of course his life actually isn't perfect. Amanda Peet (The Good Wife) plays Tina who, according to Vulture, moves in with her sister Michelle and her husband Brett after moving to LA.

Of course, the comedy wouldn't be complete without the friend who can't get on his feet. The Duplass brothers collaborate with Steve Zissis again, who will serve as a writer, consulting producer and a co-star. Zissis' plays the fourth roommate, Alex Pappas, an aspiring actor who has been in LA trying to get his big break for over 20 years.

The Duplass brothers have recently appeared on The Mindy Project and this is their first small-screen writing venture. They wrote Jeff, Who Lives at Home, the 2011 film, that Steve Zissis acted in.

 
 

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