Sunday 16 June 2019

Harry Styles to produce a sitcom loosely based on his early One Direction days

Happy Together will star Damon Wayans Jr and Amber Stevens West whose lives are disrupted when a rock star moves in with them.

Harry Styles will be executive producer (Aurore Marechal/PA)
Harry Styles will be executive producer (Aurore Marechal/PA)

By Keiran Southern, Press Association Los Angeles Correspondent

Harry Styles is to executive-produce a sitcom loosely based on his early days with One Direction, CBS has announced.

Titled Happy Together, the programme will star Damon Wayans Jr and Amber Stevens West as a married couple whose settled lives in suburbia are disrupted when a young pop star – played by Australian Felix Mallard – moves in with them.

When Styles, 24, first started in One Direction, he lived with his friend Ben Winston at the house he shared with his wife in the suburbs of London.

In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine last year, TV producer Winston told how Styles originally said he would be moving into his home for two weeks because a house he liked nearby needed work.

But in the end, Styles ended up sleeping on a mattress in the attic for 20 months.

Winston is an executive producer on the Late Late Show With James Corden and will have the same role on Happy Together, CBS said.

Titled Happy Together, the sitcom will feature a suburban couple who invite a rockstar to live in their home (Isabel Infantes/PA)

Happy Together is due to arrive in autumn and will air at 8.30pm on Mondays, according to the network.

The programme was announced during CBS’s 2018-2019 primetime line-up reveal.

Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment, said: “We’ve maintained stability across winning nights, while adding some important new pieces to our Monday night line-up.”

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