EXCLUSIVE: FX has put in development an untitled coming-of-age comedy from Shine America and Jack Black‘s Electric Dynamite. Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) and Rob Schrab (Children’s Hospital) are co-writing the project, said to be tonally similar to cult fave Freaks And Geeks. It is based on Agee’s childhood experiences at a military academy in the 1980s. Shine America’s EVP Scripted Programming Carolyn Bernstein and Electric Dynamite’s Black and Priyanka Mattoo executive produce the comedy, which stems from Electric Dynamite’s first-look deal with Shine. Black is with WME and attorney Warren Dern. Agee is repped by Caliber Media. Schrab is with UTA and Mosaic. At FX, Shine America also has high-profile drama pilot The Bridge starring Diane Kruger and Demian Bichir.
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