Fox Orders Comedy Pilot By Parks And Recreation's Michael Schur
The ratings might not be off the charts, but Parks and Recreation is still one of the better comedies on television these days. As the comedy series heads into its fifth season over at NBC, it looks like co-creator Michael Schur is branching out a bit. The former Office executive producer has sold a comedy pilot to Fox.
THR posted the news that Fox bought a comedy by Parks and Recreation co-creator Michael Schur and producer Dan Goor, giving it a put pilot commitment. The single camera will follow "a diverse group of detectives in a precinct at the very edge of New York City." It sounds like a workplace comedy, which is right in Schur's wheelhouse. And I'll be curious to learn what qualifies as "the very edge of New York City" for the purposes of this comedy.
Before writing for Parks and Rec, Dan Goor's background was in late night television, with Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Last Call with Carson Daly and The Daily Show among his credits.
Schur got his start writing for Saturday Night Live in the late 90's and after writing for The Comeback (one of my favorite one-season series ever), he moved over to the U.S. version of The Office, and then went on to co-create Parks and Rec with Greg Daniels. With his history of worth-watching comedy series, he's set the bar high for himself. Hopefully we'll hear good news for this one as the project develops.
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