EXCLUSIVE: Former MTV programming chief David Janollari is reuniting with more creative auspices he worked with at the cable network. His Universal TV-based David Janollari Entertainment has partnered with Krysten Ritter’s also Uni TV-based Silent Machine Entertainment for Six Months, Three Days, an hourlong project, which has been sold to NBC. Based on the 2012 Hugo Award winning novelette of the same name by Charlie Jane Anders, Six Months, Three Days is a light procedural about a mismatched pair of San Francisco private investigators — an upbeat, free-spirited idealist and a swoon-worthy, brooding fatalist –- both of whom can see the future. Forced to team up, the pair knows their relationship is destined to grow from antagonistic rivalry into fairy-tale true love… but only if they can stop him from being killed in six months and three days. The adaptation will being written by film and TV writer Eric Garcia, author of the novel Matchstick Men, on which the feature film was based. Ritter, Garcia, Janollari and Silent Machine’s Lindsey Liberatore are executive producing.
Ritter and Garcia previously worked with Janollari on the MTV project Cassandra French’s Finishing School For Boys, which Garcia adapted from his book and executive produced with Ritter. Janollari developed the project at MTV and picked it up to pilot. In his first development season as a producer after a lengthy network executive stint, Janollari also is developing a comedy with Lauren Iungerich, with whom he previously worked on her MTV series Awkward and pilot Hot Mess. He has sold several projects, including two with put pilot commitment. Silent Machine also has been very active in its first selling season, setting up three projects at NBC. Garcia is repped by WME, manager Brian Lipson, and attorney Patti Felker & Derek Kroeger; Ritter is repped by WME, Sanders Armstrong Caserta, TGE and attorney Dave Feldman; Anders is repped by Manage-ment.