CBS has put in development Little Shells, a multi-hybrid semi-autobiographical comedy, from writer Brian Donovan (American Housewife), director Todd Holland (The Real O’Neals), Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and CBS Studios.

Written by Donovan inspired by his life and to be directed by Holland, Little Shells is the story of a 20-something agoraphobe who discovers an oddball friendship with the spunky, under-achieving kid next door. Not only do the two help slay each other’s demons, but they create a charmingly unconventional chosen family in the process.

Donovan executive produces with Holland, along with Kaplan and Dana Honor for Kapital Entertainment. CBS Studios is the studio.