Former The Office co-star John Krasinski is back at NBC as a producer with two comedy projects. Both hail from Universal TV, where Krasinski’s Sunday Night production banner is under an overall deal. Krasinski and Sunday Night’s Allyson Seeger executive produce both comedies, with the company’s Mike Sablone also closely involved.
Written by Shawn Wines and executive produced by Aaron Kaplan, the first project is a single-camera comedy like The Office. It centers on a disgraced law student who, out of options, is forced to turn to the exotic and lucrative world of NYC garbage collection. Wines executive produces with Kapital Entertainment’s Kaplan. This marks Kaplan and Wines’ third consecutive collaboration. Two years ago, the prolific producer spotted aspiring filmmaker Wines’ viral video short Upstairs and teamed with him for a TV series adaptation, which received a script order at Fox. The duo followed that up with another comedy project at Fox last year, ensemble Five.
The second single-camera comedy is a workplace/family hybrid. Written/executive produced by 30 Rock alums Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan, who are under an overall deal at Uni TV, the untitled project centers on a middle-aged ad executive who unexpectedly who loses his job and cobbles together a ragtag team to launch his own grassroots agency from his garage. There are no plans for Krasinski to act in either of the comedies.
Krasinski is repped by WME, Wines is with WME and manager Lynne Radmin, and Siegal and Morgan are with UTA.