EXCLUSIVE: Jay Scherick and David Ronn, co-writers of Sony’s Smurfs feature franchise, are writing and executive producing another comedy for the studio, this time on the TV side. CBS has bought an untitled multi-camera comedy produced by Sony Pictures TV where Scherick and Ronn had a blind script deal. It centers on two very opposite brothers forced by circumstance to move their two very opposite families into the same house.
On the feature side, Scherick and Ronn co-wrote Sony Pictures Animation’s sleeper 2011 hit The Smurfs and co-wrote the sequel, set for release next year. They also have been tapped by the studio to script Popeye, a 3D animated adaptation of the comic book. ICM Partners-repped Scherick and Ronn started off in television as writers on Mr. Rhodes, Caroline In The City and Spin City before segueing to movies with Guess Who, Norbit and Zookeper.