Thom Hinkle is relying on his own development for his first pickup as head of scripted development at TBS. The network has greenlighted half-hour pilot Tribeca, written and executive produced by Steve Carell and Nancy Carell and to be directed by Steve Carell, whose company Carousel Television is producing. Hinlke ran Carousel and developed and sold Tribeca to TBS before joining the network as VP Comedy last month. Described as the brainchild of Steve and his wife, actress Nancy Carell, Tribeca is a satirical look at a police procedural anchored by Angie Tribeca, a 10-year veteran of the LAPD’S elite RHCU (Really Heinous Crimes Unit). This single-camera comedy explores an eccentric but brilliant group of people who investigate crime, reveal way too much personal information, and refuse to rest until justice has been served…sort of. These dedicated men and women are more than counter-intuitive; they are non-intuitive. The project seems in the same milieu as Adult Swim’s NTSF:SD:SUV:: and Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
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