EXCLUSIVE: On the heels of landing its first series order in May with comedy Guys With Kids, Jimmy Fallon’s Universal TV-based company Holiday Road has set up three projects for next season: single-camera comedy Slammed and untitled multi-camera Hipster project at NBC and hour-long drama Bad Seeds at Fox. Fallon will serve as an executive producer on all three, along with producing partner Amy Ozols.
Slammed is penned by APA-repped Jon Rineman, senior monologue writer for NBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. It is a workplace comedy set in the world of professional wrestling.
The Untitled Hipster Project was created by former Daily Show With Jon Stewart showrunner Josh Lieb and actor/comedian/musician Nick Thune who will write together. Lieb will executive produce; Thune will co-executive produce with an eye to star in the project, which centers on a decidedly un-hip anthropology student finds himself living with – and studying – the wild, untamed hipsters of Brooklyn, New York. Thune, repped by WME, 3 Arts and attorney Jared Levine, has appeared on most late-night talk shows, including Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and headlined his own Comedy Central special. He also has a monthly talk show at Upright Citizens Brigade. Lieb is with WME.
Bad Seeds was created by Fallon, Ozols, Dan Berk and Robert Olsen. Berk and Olsen will write, with David Hudgins (Parenthood) supervising. The project, loosely described as “The O.C. meets Dexter,” is about an underground gang of teenagers who team up to bring vigilante justice to the bullies at their socially corrupt high school. This marks the second sale this season for UTA-repped Hudgins, who is writing/exec producing legal drama Injustice — an adaptation of the British limited series — for NBC, Wolf Films and Universal TV. Berk and Olsen are with Principato-Young. The Holiday Road-produced multi-camera comedy Guys With Kids premieres on Sept. 26. The company is repped by CAA.
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