Popular YouTube star Shane Dawson has sold an autobiographical comedy to NBC, along with Darlene Hunt (The Big C creator) and Will Gluck (producer).
According to Deadline, NBC is developing Losin’ It, a single-camera workplace comedy based on the YouTube star’s real-life experiences. Set in a suburban popular weight loss center, one of its most successful clients decides to share his inspiration, become a consultant, and then finds himself as manager at the end of his first day.
Hunt will write the show based on a story she co-penned with Dawson and his producing partner Lauren Schnipper. Executive producers will be Hunt, Dawson, Gluck and Richie Schwartz and Schnipper will produce.
Dawson is 25 years old and one of YouTube’s biggest stars with over 9 million subscribers across three channels. Dawson is popular for his comedic videos and various impressions, such as impersonating Miley Cyrus.