Comedy writers Andy Bobrow, co-exec producer on NBC’s Community, and Kristin Holloway have sold a pitch to ABC through Sony Pictures TV and Will Gluck’s studio-based Olive Bridge banner. The single-camera Permanent Vacation is about a group of middle-of-the-road misfits in a mediocre bar on an average resort in the middle of a lake in the middle of America. Bobrow, who has an overall deal with Sony TV, executive produces alongside Olive Bridge’s Gluck and Richie Schwartz. Holloway co-exec produces. Bobrow is repped by UTA and Hansen Jacobson; Gluck is with UTA and Sloane Offer.
Michael Saltzman, who spent the past two seasons on AMC’s Mad Men, is returning to his comedy roots with a half-hour sale at Fox through CBS TV Studios and Jeffrey Kramer’s Juniper Place Prods. Kramer and Saltzman will exec produce the project, about a successful executive who returns home to find that the family that took him in as a disadvantaged youth now needs his help. Saltzman, repped by ICM Partners and New Wave, previously served as EP on Murphy Brown and The Naked Truth.