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CBS and Ryan Seacrest to bring squad goals hashtag to sitcom life

Somebody's squad goals, probably (Photo: Getty Images)
Somebody's squad goals, probably (Photo: Getty Images)

CBS is casting a wide net (that it’s dragging along the ocean floor) for ideas for new TV shows: It’s doing the prequel/reboot thing with MacGyver, as well as working on yet another legal drama. The network has also snapped up one of the many Frankenstein-related ideas floating around, and is developing a sitcom about making friends online. But CBS just realized that what it really wants is to work with Ryan Seacrest and the bevy of celebrity friends that he seems to be able to call upon to do just about anything. We might even say that teaming up with Seacrest & Co. is one of the network’s “squad goals.” Okay, we wouldn’t actually say that, but CBS kind of has with the news that it’s picked up a show from Seacrest inspired by the hashtag.

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Variety reports Seacrest will executive produce a multi-camera sitcom about the ever-elusive squad goals, which we guess is what the kids say when they want better friends (or any friends, really). The show will follow “a group of late 20-something friends who met in college and realize it’s time to finally grow up.” The script was written by a pair of thirtysomethings, Lindsey Rosin and Aaron Karo, who one day realized they were at “a pivotal life moment when their friends were at a crossroads, either balancing marriage and mortgages—or margaritas.” We assume this means most episodes will involve the pack of pals actively trying to get away from each other, since squad goals are aspirational in nature.