CBS to Make Sitcom Based on Colin Cowherd’s Life Story

Colin Cowherd's rise to prominence in the sports journalism community is now taking him all the way to network television.

According to Variety, CBS has bought the rights to make a sitcom based on Cowherd's life story, and the Sportsnation and The Herd host will be serving as a producer.

Bill Martin and Mike Schiff, the creators of Grounded for Life, are behind the project.

Sitcoms centering around sportswriters seem to happen with disproportionate frequency on network television.

Listen Up, a show starring Jason Alexander portraying a character based on Tony Kornheiser, ran briefly in 2004, and Gary Unmarried, starring Jay Mohr, also followed the life of a sports writer.

The premise, however, has once proved successful. Ray Romano played a sports journalist on the very successful Everybody Loves Raymond.

Cowherd has become a controversial figure over the years, known for making outlandish claims and predictions and drawing the ire of athletes and fellow writers alike.

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