ABC has handed a script commitment with penalty to Dumb F*ck, a single-camera comedy from FishBowl Worldwide Media. Written by Hank Nelken (Saving Silverman), the project is about an average guy and his brilliant wife who, due to financial hardship, are forced to live with her family of highly intelligent but emotionally stunted geniuses. Vin Di Bona, Bruce Gersh, Susan Levison and Shaleen Desai executive produce. FishBowl is repped by CAA, Nelken by Gersh.
NBC has bought The Blacklist, a drama from Sony Pictures TV. Written by Jon Bokenkamp, the project is centered around an international, Kaiser Soze-like criminal who mysteriously surrenders himself to the Feds and offers to help hunt down the very men he’s spent his entire life protecting. Davis Entertainment’s John Davis and John Fox executive produce with John Eisendrath. Bokenkamp and Eisendrath are with ICM Partners; Bokenkamp is managed by Brian Lutz.