NBC has put in development comedy Natural History from Chris Hardwick’s Fish Ladder Production, Futurama co-creator David X. Cohen, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Universal TV.

Written by Hardwick and Cohen, Natural History focuses on a young woman who returns home to become director of a beloved local natural history museum, only to find it has gone to hell in her absence. She must wrangle her well-intentioned but less-than-reliable staff while battling slashed budgets, rude patrons and collapsing dinosaur skeletons.

Fish Ladder’s Hardwick and Mike Clements executive produce with Cohen and Brillstein Entertainment Partners’ Alex Murray. Universal TV Studios co-produces with Fish Ladder and Brillstein.

The project reunites Hardwick and Cohen who worked together on the Nerdist podcast. The former @midnight host Hardwick currently hosts The Walking Dead after show Talking Dead.  Cohen co-created, wrote and executive produced Futurama and was a writer and executive producer on The Simpsons from 2009-2014.

Hardwick is repped by UTA and Brillstein. Cohen is with CAA.