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Martin Short could be back on TV in new sitcom

This Tuesday, April 16, 2013 photo released by The Hollywood Radio and Television Society shows actor/comedian Martin Short, left, with Lorne Michaels at the presentation of "Comedy on TV: A Conversation with Lorne Michaels," moderated by Short, during The Hollywood Radio and Television Society (HRTS) event at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. Short co-stars in a pilot for a new comedy under consideration for the upcoming TV season. (Photo By The Associated Press)
This Tuesday, April 16, 2013 photo released by The Hollywood Radio and Television Society shows actor/comedian Martin Short, left, with Lorne Michaels at the presentation of "Comedy on TV: A Conversation with Lorne Michaels," moderated by Short, during The Hollywood Radio and Television Society (HRTS) event at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. Short co-stars in a pilot for a new comedy under consideration for the upcoming TV season. (Photo By The Associated Press)
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Thursday, April 18, 2013 08:20 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Martin Short could be back in the weekly TV business with his former "Saturday Night Live" boss, Lorne Michaels.Short says he's waiting to hear whether NBC will pick up a comedy pilot produced by Michaels as a series next season.

The untitled sitcom stars "SNL" writer John Mulaney and is loosely based on Mulaney's life.

Short plays a quiz show host who uses jokes written by Mulaney's character.

The former "SNL" cast member says Elliott Gould is also in the cast.

NBC and other networks will announce their lineups for 2013-14 season next month.

Short and Michaels were paired Tuesday to discuss Michaels' career at a Hollywood Radio & Television Society event in Beverly Hills.

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