Sony Pictures TV has sold three more comedy projects to the broadcast networks: a U.S. version of the French-Canadian format Les Invincibles to Fox with Family Guy executive producer Chris Sheridan writing and Luke Greenfield (Something Borrowed) directing, and an untitled half-hour to ABC with Peter Tolan executive producing. Sony TV’s tally now stands at 49 comedy sales this season. Additionally, the studio has sold a drama from comedy veterans Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah to NBC.
The Invincibles revolves around three guys and one girl, all in their 20s, who make a pact to simultaneously dump their girlfriend or boyfriend (or quit their job if unattached) and reclaim their lives. CAA-repped Greenfield was the driver behind the project and brought in Sheridan as a writer. The two are executive producing with 3 Arts’ Tom Lassally and Jonathan Berry. (I couldn’t find a trailer in English but, for the francophones out there, there is one in French below. In the original version, the four leads are all guys.)
The untitled ABC comedy centers on a bright young teacher-turned-waiter after losing his job because of budget cuts who is convinced by his cunning but lovable best friend and a small group of his eccentric students to start a private high school — in a garage. Mike Starrbury (Comedy Central’s Black Jack pilot) is writing, with Tolan supervising and executive producing with his producing partner Michael Wimer through their Sony TV-based production company Fedora Entertainment. Starrbury and Tolan are with CAA.
NBC’s Gabe Sachs/Jeff Judah drama, titled The Last Stand, is an ensemble medical show about a group of Army doctors who return to work the night shift together at a hospital in San Antonio. Sachs and Judah are with UTA.