“Veteran” Comedy Writer Gets Series Go-Ahead from Nick At Night

There’s something about the word “veteran” that just gets the blood flowing, you know? Even though, in showbiz, it’s probably a euphemism for “really, really, really old.”

So we’re glad to report that there’s no sign of age discrimination at Nick.

Nick At Nite Comedy Pilot ‘Wendell & Vinnie’ Picked Up To Series With 20-Episode Order – by Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVENick at Nite is going 2-for-2 with its original pilots. I’ve learned that the Nickelodeon nighttime channel has picked up comedy pilot Wendell And Vinnie starring Jerry Trainor to series. Nick at Nite has ordered 20 episodes from the project, written by comedy veteran Jay Kogen (Frasier) and executive produced by Aaron Kaplan (Terra Nova). Wendell And Vinnie is Nick at Nite’s second comedy pilot. The first, the Scott Baio-starring Daddy’s Homereceived a 20-episode orderback in March.

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Did you see that video? Jay Kogen looks pretty darn good for his age.