EXCLUSIVE: If a paper company can be a funny setting for a network comedy, why not a bank? ABC has put in development an untitled half-hour comedy project from writer-actress Stephnie Weir and CBS TV Studios. It centers on a branch manager in a credit union who believes he can finally shake their Podunk image and compete with the newly arrived UberBank with his new style of management.
The project extends Mad TV alumna Weir’s relationship with ABC where she has sold three previous scripts that have gone to pilot. Weir, repped by UTA and Meghan Schumacher Management, serves as a consulting producer on CBS Studios’ CBS comedy The Millers. As an actress, she is a regular on the upcoming FX comedy series The Comedians opposite Billy Crystal and Josh Gad.