Comedy is Hot in TV These Days so Say Hi to Funny Cops

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.

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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