NBC has put in development Pulling Teeth, a single-camera, ensemble workplace comedy from Stacy Traub (Glee), ABC Studios and studio-based Brillstein Entertainment. Written by Traub, who is under an overall deal at ABC Studios, the project takes place in a large dental practice. It focuses on Holly, a dentist who recently discovered that her surgeon husband has been having an affair with a pharmaceutical sales rep. After a leave of absence, Holly returns to the practice only to find that the dynamics of the workplace are even more complicated than the ones in her own life. UTA-repped Traub is executive producing with Brillstein’s Robin Schwartz.
Also sold through ABC Studios is The Alzheimer’s Project, a single-camera script at ABC based on an original idea by Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment. Written by Sam Sklaver (HBO’s Bored To Death), it’s a comedy about a father with early onset Alzheimer’s trying to reconnect with his family. Kaplan is executive producing, with Sklaver co-exec producing. Sklaver, repped by WME and Wetdog Entertainment, is also developing Jenny’s an Idiot for Hulu.
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