EXCLUSIVE: Jay Scherick and David Ronn, co-writers of the summer sleeper The Smurfs, are taking on another group of people in blue, this time live-action humans on television. After heated bidding, ABC has landed a single-camera ensemble workplace comedy from the veteran comedy writers, which is set at a police station. Sony Pictures Television, sister studio to Columbia Pictures, which produced and released The Smurfs, is producing the series project, which received a script commitment with penalty from ABC. Scherick and Ronn, who started off in TV with stints on such series as Caroline In the City and Spin City, have been focused on features over the past few years with such films as National Security, Guess Who, Norbit and this summer’s Zookeeper and The Smurfs.
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