EXCLUSIVE: Don’t Trust The B—- In Apt. 23 executive producer/co-showrunner Dave Hemingson has signed a new multi-year overall deal with the studio behind the ABC comedy series, 20th Century Fox TV. The pact keeps Hemingson on Don’t Trust The B—-, which launched in April and was renewed for a second season, and allows him to develop.
Columbia University School Of Law graduate Hemingson has spent most of his writing career at 20th TV, where he has been for the past eight years. He has worked on 20th TV’s animated comedies Family Guy and American Dad, live-action comedy How I Met Your Mother and drama Lie To Me. He also created several projects that went to pilot, two of which — the 2005 single-camera comedy Kitchen Confidential starring Bradley Cooper and 2010 ABC drama The Deep End — went to series. Hemingson also co-showran 20th TV’s Fox comedy series Traffic Light before he teamed with Nahnatchka Khan for Don’t Trust The B—-, which she created.
“He‘s really part of our family at the studio,” said 20th TV chairman Dana Walden, who noted that Kitchen Confidential was one was one of her favorite shows, “a smart single-camera comedy that was ahead of its time.” (The comedy earned Hemingson a WGA nomination for the pilot.) “Writers trust Dave that he would bring a level of passion and enthusiasm and protect their shows as their their own,” Walden added. “He can both nurture writers who lack enough showrunner experience and has the skill and talent to create compelling shows of his own.” Walden said Hemingson’s immediate focus will be “making Don’t Trust as strong as possible” before he turns his attention to a new project. On the feature side, WME-repped Hemingson co-wrote with Traffic Light writer-exec producer Bob Fisher the feature Contractors, which is in development at Relativity.