Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator/exec producer Dan Goor has signed a new two-year overall deal with the studio behind the Fox cop comedy, Universal TV where fellow Brooklyn co-creator Mike Schur also is under an overall deal. “Dan Goor is a gifted writer and show-runner who has delivered for us in a big way with our critically acclaimed and growing hit Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” said Uni TV’s Bela Bajaria. Under the deal, Goor will continue to exec produce Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which won the Golden Globe for best TV comedy series earlier this year. The series has been renewed for a second season. Goor previously served as executive producer on NBC’s Parks & Recreation, sharing in the series best comedy series Emmy nomination in 2011. Before that, Goor, repped by UTA and attorney PJ Shapiro, spent five seasons as a writer on Late Night With Conan O’Brien. Goor began his career as a staff writer on The Daily Show for three seasons.
Lost alum Jorge Garcia has been cast opposite Charlie Cox in the CBS drama pilot The Ordained, executive produced by Frank Marshall. Directed by RJ Cutler from a script by Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, The Ordained centers on Tom Reilly (Cox), the son of a Kennedy-esque family who leaves the priesthood and becomes a lawyer at a top New York firm to prevent his politician sister from being assassinated. Garcia will play Carlos, the law firm’s staff investigator. Nestor Serrano co-stars. Garcia has been recurring on ABC’s Once Upon A Time.
Joe Lo Truglio (Wreck-It Ralph, Free Agents) has landed the last series regular in the Andy Samberg-starring Fox comedy pilot, from Mike Schur, Dan Goor, Universal TV and 3 Arts. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directing the single-camera pilot, which revolves around a diverse group of detectives in a precinct at the very edge of New York City. Truglio, repped by UTA, manager Andy Corren and and attorney David Matlof, will play Charles, a recently divorced veteran detective who looks up to the younger Jake (Samberg). The cast of the pilot also includes Terry Crews, Andre Braugher, Melissa Fumera, Stephanie Beatriz and Chelsea Peretti.
Fox has handed its first pilot order this season to a cop comedy starring Saturday Night Live alum Andy Samberg. Written by the Parks And Recreation duo of co-creator/exec producer/showrunner Mike Schur and exec producer Dan Goor, the untitled project is about a diverse group of detectives in a precinct at the very edge of New York City, with Samberg playing the lead detective. Universal TV, where Schur is under an overall deal, is producing.
The Schur/Goor project had been one of Fox’s strongest pilot pickup contenders. It already carried one of the largest penalties at the network this season after landing at Fox in August with a rich pilot production commitment following a fierce bidding war. Then in October, Samberg, hot off his seven-year stint on SNL, came on board to play the lead. And last month, the Schur/Goor comedy was one of a handful of projects given permission to hire a casting director and start casting. The project is executive produced by Schur, Goor and 3 Arts’ David Miner, with Samberg producing.
This marks the third consecutive year that Fox has picked up a pilot from NBC’s sibling studio following medical drama Weekends At Bellevue in 2011 and The Mindy Project last year. Schur, Goor and Samberg are repped by UTA. Samberg is managed by Mosaic, Schur by 3 Arts.
EXCLUSIVE: In a big early casting coup this broadcast development season, Saturday Night Live star Andy Samberg is set as the lead of Fox‘s untitled Mike Schur/Dan Goor comedy pilot. The single-camera comedy, written by the Parks And Recreation duo of co-creator/exec producer/showrunner Schur and executive producer Goor, is about a diverse group of detectives in a precinct at the very edge of New York City. Emmy winner Samberg will play the lead detective. He will also serve as a producer of the comedy, from Universal TV, which is executive produced by Schur, Goor and 3 Arts’ David Miner. “Andy’s hilarious, and he was the first guy we thought of when we designed the part,” Schur and Goor said. “From the moment we mentioned his name, everyone at Universal Television and Fox was 100% on-board. Andy loved the pitch, and it all came together really quickly. We couldn’t be happier.” Schur and Goor have worked with Samberg before — he guest starred in a 2010 episode of Parks & Rec.
In a fierce biggest bidding war, Schur and Goor’s pitch landed at Fox in August with a rich pilot production commitment. The casting of Samberg will no doubt turn that into a pilot order once the script is completed.
During his seven-year stint on Saturday Night Live, which he left this summer, Samberg, along with his Lonely Island cohorts Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, helped usher the venerable sketch comedy show into the digital age with their viral digital shorts, including megahit “D*** In A Box” featuring Timberlake, which won them an Emmy.
In a very competitive situation that went down to the wire, Fox has nabbed a comedy pitch from the Parks & Recreation duo of co-creator/exec producer/showrunner Michael Schur and executive producer Dan Goor with a pilot production commitment. The single-camera comedy, from Universal Television and 3 Arts Entertainment, is about a diverse group of detectives in a precinct at the very edge of New York City. Schur and Goor will co-write the script and executive produce the project with 3 Arts’ David Miner. For Schur, the project falls under the new overall deal he just signed with Universal TV.
From the get go, the NBC-affiliated studio made a strategic decision to take the pitch out wide. The show was pitched to the four major broadcast networks who all pursued it. Uni TV recently used the same strategy with a Jason Katims/Sarah Watson medical drama pitch, which also landed at Fox after fielding interest from multiple networks. In addition to the two projects in development, Universal TV has a high-profile new series on Fox, comedy The Mindy Project. The two companies have a long-standing relationship through veteran Fox drama House, which was produced by Uni TV.
The Schur/Goor project was one of three comedy pitches that sparked bidding …
There is a heatwave in Hollywood these days, and it’s not just the scorching temperatures outside. After a sluggish start of the buying season, comedies are getting red-hot with another bidding war. A pitch from the Parks & Recreation duo of co-creator/exec producer/showrunner Michael Schur and co-executive producer Dan Goor was just taken out to the four major broadcast networks, and all are pursuing it. The untitled project, which Schur and Goor will co-write together, is a single-camera comedy about a diverse group of detectives in a precinct at the very edge of New York City. Schur and Goor are executive producing for Universal Television. I hear the NBC-affiliated studio made a strategic decision to take the pitch out wide. It recently did the same with a Jason Katims/Sarah Watson medical drama, which landed at Fox after fielding interest from multiple networks.
Comedy-wise, the Schur-Goor project joins the Sony TV comedy pitch starring Michael J. Fox and produced by Will Gluck, which also sparked a bidding frenzy. NBC appears to be a frontrunner to land the project with a big commitment but the dust has not yet settled. Sony TV has another comedy with talent attached, a Tad Quill firefighter project starring David Walton, which also in the midst of competitive situation.