TV Land inks distribution deal with Electus for new workplace comedy
Michelle Clancy | 08-10-2013
TV Land has closed a half-hour workplace comedy script deal with multimedia studio Electus.
The script revolves around a 30-something woman as she navigates the executive ranks among her old-school male counterparts while her 20-something male assistant tries to make it amid his female-dominated peers – two fish, a big corporate pond, and very little water. The untitled script will be written and executive produced by Jon Sherman (Frasier).
"Jon Sherman is a brilliant writer and we are thrilled to be working with him and the amazing team at TV Land," said Electus chairman and founder Ben Silverman. "Electus is growing across all genres with best in class partners."
Added Keith Cox, executive vice president of development and original programming for TV Land, "Jon's contemporary take on a workplace comedy is a universal concept that we are really excited to explore. With him and the Electus team at the helm, we can't wait to see the uncomfortable situations the characters will face and what comedic boundaries they will push."
In addition to the Electus project, TV Land also recently announced a sitcom pilot, Jennifer Falls, starring Jaime Pressly, and a second for a single camera show, Younger, written by Darren Star. This December, TV Land will debut its newest original series, Kirstie, which stars Kirstie Alley, Michael Richards, Rhea Perlman and Eric Petersen. TV Land's other original sitcoms, Hot in Cleveland, The Exes and The Soul Man, just wrapped their summer seasons.