Chuck Lorre is headed to HBO Max: The streamer has given a series order to How to Be a Bookie, a single-camera comedy co-written by Lorre (The Big Bang Theory) and Nick Bakay (Mom, Young Sheldon), and starring comedian Sebastian Maniscalco.
In the eight-episode series, “a veteran bookie struggles to survive the impending legalization of sports gambling, increasingly unstable clients, family, co-workers, and a lifestyle that bounces him around every corner of Los Angeles, high and low,” per the official synopsis.
Maniscalco will also serve as an executive producer alongside Lorre, Bakay and Judi Marmel.
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