Another big comedy commitment at NBC, which has been a very aggressive buyer this summer. The network has given a production commitment to an untitled single-camera comedy from former 30 Rock co-executive producer Matt Hubbard and Parks & Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator/executive producer Mike Schur.
The project from Universal TV, where Schur and Hubbard are under deals, revolves around Andrew and Josie, a happily married interracial couple whose lives take a turn when they move close to Josie’s family in Missouri. Hubbard is the writer. He will executive produce with Schur, on whose NBC series Parks & Rec Hubbard served as consulting producer, and 3 Arts’ David Miner.
It’s been a big summer for Schur, who recently landed a straight-to-series 13-episode order from NBC for another comedy, The Good Place, which centers on a woman wrestling with what it means to be good. Schur also is executive producing with Miner.
NBC’s major comedy commitments for next season also include a pilot order to a comedy produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, pilot orders to two projects submitted through the NBC Playground initiative, a pilot production commitment to the DC Comics-themed Powerless and a put pilot to the puppet show-themed Bumbleberry Lane and legal comedy The Trail.