Wayne Conley is penning new comedy series ‘Jump Start’ based on Robb Armstrong’s comic strip

CBS is in development of a multi-camera comedy, Jump Start, based on Robb Armstrong’s long-running comic strip based on the same name. The TV adaptation will be penned by Wayne Conley. In collaboration with CBS Studio, Aron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment is producing the sitcom.

Since 1989, JumpStart has followed Joe and Marcy Cobb, as well as their four children, as they struggle to make ends meet in Philadelphia. Joe works as a cop with his gruff and grizzled colleague Crunchy during the day, while Mary works as a nurse. They try to be the cool, hip parents for their kids while still imparting old-school morals, which often ends in comedic effects. The plot centres around a young couple juggling their burgeoning careers while caring for their children, yet one thing is always clear: no sacrifice is too big to ensure that the children have a good life.

Andrews McMeel Entertainment’s Conley executive produces alongside Kapital Entertainment’s Kaplan and Melanie Frankel and Armstrong’s producer Bridget McMeel, who brought the property to Hollywood. Armstrong also serves as a co-executive producer. Kapital’s creative executive is Jessie Abbott.
JumpStart has long been a target to bring to television screens. Armstrong and McMeel, along with Kapital, had planned to adapt the comic into a single-camera sitcom for FOX in 2014, but it never happened. Kaplan and Armstrong would have collaborated on the script with Andrew Orenstein. With this, Kapital continues its trend of revisiting original shows that didn’t work out the first time around. American Auto, another show that received a second look, was just renewed for a second season on NBC.