But will they be as funny as the gang on BARNEY MILLER? Or as real? (Or doesn’t real count anymore?)
Cop Comedy from Michael Schur & Dan Goor Sparks Bidding – by Nellie Andreeva
There is a heatwave in Hollywood these days, and it’s not just the scorching temperatures outside. After a sluggish start of the buying season, comedies are getting red-hot with another bidding war. A pitch from the Parks & Recreationduo of co-creator/exec producer/showrunner Michael Schur and co-executive producer Dan Goor was just taken out to the four major broadcast networks, and all are pursuing it. The untitled project, which Schur and Goor will co-write together, is a single-camera comedy about a diverse group of detectives in a precinct at the very edge of New York City. Schur and Goor are executive producing for Universal Television. I hear the NBC-affiliated studio made a strategic decision to take the pitch out wide. It recently did the same with a Jason Katims/Sarah Watson medical drama, which landed at Fox after fielding interest from multiple networks.
The Good: Bidding wars for writers are always great; glad these doods are going to score
The Not-So-Good: Yeah, the new layout we tried for this post looks kinda sucky; sorry