ABC has put in development Work Married, a multi-camera comedy from Wet Hot American Summer co-creator/star Michael Showalter and Warner Bros TV. Written/executive produced by Showalter and his writing partner, Christina Lee, Work Married chronicles the lives of unconventional Vermont state senator Michael Sherman and his type-A overachieving chief of staff Christina Kim, which are turned upside down when they realize their work marriage is the only relationship they’ve got left. Also executive producing is Peter Principato of Principato Young Entertainment (Black-ish, Flaked).
Showalter, who co-wrote and starred in the 2001 cult feature Wet Hot American Summer, recently co-created the Netflix limited series revival, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp, which he also ran and starred in. He executive produces TBS recently picked up to series Alia Shawcat comedy Search Party, which he developed with Sarah-Violet Bliss & Charles Rogers. His feature film Hello My Name Is Doris, which he co-wrote and directed, is being released by Roadside Attractions in March, with Sally Field and Max Greenfield starring. Lee was a co-executive producer on First Day Of Camp and serves in the same capacity on Search Party.
At WBTV, Showalter and Lee served as consulting producers on the studio’s ABC comedy series Super Fun Night.
This marks the fifth network sale for Principato Young Entertainment this season, joining John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s romantic comedy Ordinary People for ABC, Tom Hertz’s teacher comedy at CBS, the Misty Copeland ballet drama at FBC and the Gloria Allred legal drama at CBS.
Showalter is with UTA, PYE and attorney Rick Genow. Lee is with WME, PYE and attorney Rick Genow.