EXCLUSIVE: Fox has bought two more projects from Chernin Entertainment, a relationship comedy from feature writer Michelle Morgan and a cop drama from Las Vegas creator Gary Scott Thompson. Both hail from 20th Century Fox TV where Chernin Entertainment is based.
The Michelle Morgan project is a relationship comedy about a couple whose friends and family don’t think they are right for each other. Morgan is writing the script and executive producing with Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope and Aaron Kaplan & Sean Perrone of Kaplan Perrone Entertainment. UTA-repped Morgan, who started off as an actress and recurred on NBC’s American Dreams, wrote the screenplay for the Kristen Wiig-starrer Imogene, which will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. She also is writing screenplay Shining City for Warner Bros. and producer Donald De Line.
For his next project, WME-repped Thompson is headed to the Florida Keys. Titled The Keys, the drama is described with the tagline, “One Road, 126 Miles, 800 Islands, two cops who don’t play by the rules.
The Michelle Morgan and Gary Scott Thompson shows join several other projects that Chernin Entertainment has already set up this development season. They include a Kay Cannon workplace comedy, which just received a put pilot commitment at Fox, a Chris Levinson crime drama and Dario Scardapane’s comic book adaptation Gun Machine, also at Fox, and a medical drama from writer Dahvi Waller at CBS.