Easy A Director Will Gluck Sells Police Comedy To ABC
Police dramas on television are a dime a dozen, but interest in police comedies gets sparked far less often. Often, when a police-based comedy is picked up, it focuses on a detective sort of figure, a la Monk or Psych. However, ABC seems to be willing to go out on a limb and give another sort of cop comedy project a go and, to do so, the network has bought a half-hour project called Rookie.
Rookie is a single camera comedy unsurprisingly following the life of a rookie cop. According to Deadline, the project will follow a woman in her twenties who decides to switch up careers and join the police force. Eventually, she’ll find a niche as a cop, and will begin to think of her oddball co-workers as family. That sounds like a fine enough premise for a comedy, and if it’s even half as strange as some of the wilder police comedies out there (Reno 911), it will spark my attention. Unfortunately, I’m not the one making decisions at ABC, and what will end up making or breaking the project are the names involved.
Friends with Benefits and Easy Adirector Will Gluck and Tosh.O director Scott Zabielski are behind Rookie, and Community’s Andy Bobrow is set to write the project. Bobrow and Gluck will executive produce, with Zabielski signed on as a consulting producer. There are some big names attached to this one, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see how the fates align as ABC moves forward in the pickup season.
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