The grass definitely is greener at some broadcast
and cable TV networks as marijuana-themed comedies suddenly are in high demand.
Superproducer Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory)
is among those exploring the subject with Disjointed,
an ensemble comedy about a group of potheads set at a Colorado marijuana
dispensary that hit the marketplace Jan. 15. That project joins the Jan. 6
series pickup for Comedy Central's Time Traveling
Bong, HBO's web series adaptationHigh Maintenance
(picked up April 20) and NBC's Buds,
put in development nearly a year ago.
In December, Amazon tapped Margaret Cho to star in the streaming giant's
Not to be outdone, filmmaker and noted stoner Kevin Smith wrote and stars in Hollyweed,
a project financed by FremantleMedia and five firms with ties to the rapidly
growing cannabis industry.