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Disjointed - Pot Comedy Ordered to Series by Netflix with Kathy Bates to Star

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After being shopped to broadcast networks and streaming services, Netflix has landed Disjointed with a 20-episode order and tapped Kathy Bates to star, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Co-written by Lorre and David Javerbaum (The Daily Show), the spec script went out into the marketplace in mid-January. The workplace comedy stars three-time Oscar nominee and two-time Emmy winner Bates as a lifelong advocate for marijuana legalization who’s finally living her dream as the owner of an L.A.-area cannabis dispensary. Joining her are three "budtenders," her twenty-something son and a deeply troubled security guard. All of them are more or less constantly high.

Pot comedies have been in high demand across broadcast, cable, premium and streaming outlets of late. Amazon recently tapped Margaret Cho to star in Highland, HBO picked up six episodes of High Maintenance and NBC is teaming with Adam and Naomi Scott to develop Buds.

The multicamera comedy hails from Warner Bros. Television, where the prolific producer behind CBS' The Big Bang Theory and Mom is under a rich overall deal. The news comes as Lorre's CBS' comedy Mike & Molly wrapped its its sixth and final season and with Lorre's Big Bang Theory and Mom both set to return next season. Mom, coincidentally, was also taken out late in the season as a pitch and scored a hefty pilot production commitment.

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