Greg Daniels Project Among Three New Comedy Pilots Greenlit by NBC
Daniel's half-hour project half-hour will be written by The Office's Robert Padnick. Also on tap is Assistance, from writer Leslye Headland and Ferrell and McKay's Gary Sanchez Prods., and Donor Party, from writer Alex Schemmer and producer Geyer Kosinski.
All three pilots will come from NBC's sister studio. Below are details about the newly picked up pilots, courtesy of Deadline:
UNTITLED GREG DANIELS/ROBERT PADNICK COMEDY
EP/W: Robert Padnick.
EP: Greg Daniels, Tracy Katsky, Howard Klein.
Deedle Dee Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment, Universal Television
Logline: Single camera. A look at the trials and tribulations of dating in your twenties as explored through a group of friends. The pilot focuses on bright eyed and vulnerable Matthew being pushed by his three best friends to get back on the dating horse.
EP/W: Leslye Headland
EP: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy, Owen Burke
Gary Sanchez Productions, Universal Television.
Logline: Single camera. Fast-moving comedy centered on an idealistic "working girl" assistant who is pulled between her colleague ("work husband") and her real life fiance while trying to manage a demanding (translation: crazy) boss.
EP/W: Alex Schemmer
EP: Geyer Kosinski
Lionsgate/Media Talent Group/Universal Television
Logline: Single camera. In "New Normal" fashion, this ensemble comedy is focused on an irresponsible man forced to grow up when he discovers he has children resulting from his days as a sperm donor. A new family unit develops when a single mom contacts him and he begins to have a relationship with her and the son he never knew he had.