The Brooklyn Nine-Nine duo of co-creator executive producer Mike Schur and co-executive producer Matt Murray have sold another single-camera workplace comedy to Fox through Universal TV. In a competitive situation, the untitled project has received a put pilot commitment. Written by Murray, who will serve as showrunner, the comedy revolves around a larger-than-life federal judge and the overworked twentysomethings who clerk for him. Schur will executive produce through his Fremulon banner alongside Murray and 3 Arts’ David Miner for Universal TV, where Schur and Murray are under overall deals.
This is Schur’s third big sale this season. A female-led comedy written/executive produced by Schur has a straight-to-series order at NBC, and a single-camera comedy about a happily-married interracial couple with writer Matt Hubbard has a pilot production commitment, also at NBC. All three projects hail from Uni TV and 3 Arts.
Before joining Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Murray served as co-executive producer on Schur’s NBC’s comedy Parks And Recreation. The two first worked together on Saturday Night Live.
Schur is represented by UTA, 3 Arts and attorney Ken Richman; Murray is with UTA and 3 Arts.