EXCLUSIVE: Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Prods has teamed with actress Anne Heche to produce Bad Judge, a single-camera half-hour comedy for NBC. Written by Chad Kultgen (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone), Bad Judge is based on an idea brought to Gary Sanchez by Heche. It centers on a hard-living, sexually unapologetic woman who plays with the law, and whose life on the edge is constantly in balance as she also happens to be a judge in the Criminal Court system. Universal Television, where Gary Sanchez has a deal, is producing. Heche and Jill Messick will executive produce alongside Ferrell and McKay.
Bad Judge expands Heche’s relationship with NBC, where she is starring in and producing another female-centered single-camera comedy, midseason series Save Me, from Sony TV. This marks Gary Sanchez Prods’ third sale to NBC this season in addition to Leslye Headland’s Assistance and Lauryn Kahn’s I Guess I Do. Heche is with Untitled and UTA; Gary Sanchez with CAA and WME; Kultgen is with CAA.