The Mindy Project co-star Ed Weeks has partnered with the comedy series’ creator, executive producer and lead Mindy Kaling for a comedy project, which has landed at ABC with a script commitment plus penalty.
Co-written by Weeks and Hannah Mackay (Peep Show), the untitled single-camera comedy centers on liberal lesbian couple Laurel and Marisa who move with their teenage son to Laurel’s conservative hometown in Kansas to find that their assumptions about Middle America might just be wrong. Weeks, MacKay, Kaling and 3 Arts’ Howard Klein executive produce. Universal TV, where Kaling inked a big writing, producing and acting deal this past summer, is the studio.
Under the pact, Kaling also has a high-profile single-camera sibling comedy comedy at NBC with a put pilot commitment, which she is writing/exec producing with The Mindy Project executive producer Charlie Grandy. Kaling is repped by CAA and 3 Arts.
This is the second consecutive sale at ABC for Weeks and Mackay. Last season, their comedy about a lesbian lothario and her cautious, straight male best friend, went to pilot starring Tattiawna Jones and Andy Ridings.
Weeks is repped by WME, United Agents, and attorney Jared Levine. Mackay is repped by CAA, attorney Jared Levine, and in the UK by Independent Talent Group.
The Mindy Project’s fifth season currently airs on Hulu.