NBC Buys Western Produced By Sean Hayes

EXCLUSIVE: Westerns continue to be a hot genre at the TV networks. NBC, the first broadcast net to jump on the trend in a big way last year with the pilot order to Reconstruction, has bought an untitled Western project  from Sean Hayes’ Hazy Mills production company. Friday Night Lights alumna Kerry Ehrin is writing the project, which is set in the 1880s and centers on Jacob Morris, a young, eccentric East Coast doctor of mental disorders who moves to a primitive Western town at the foot of the Colorado Rockies. There he immediately stands out as he doesn’t fight with a gun but rather uses new theories that are being practiced in the East. The tone of the show mixes drama and comedy, much like the series Ehrin has most recently worked on, NBC’s Parenthood. Ehrin, Hayes and his Hazy Mills producing partner Todd Milliner will executive produce for Universal TV. Milliner said he and Hayes had been talking about doing Western for a while but didn’t think a broadcast network would go for it. They got encouraged by the recent interest in the genre but mostly by NBC’s decision to pick up their drama project Grimm to series. Grimm, a cop procedural with fairy-tale elements, was originally developed by Hazy Mills five years ago when it was set up at CBS. (more…)

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