EXCLUSIVE: Rashida Jones and Will McCormack‘s first year as producers through their Warner Bros. TV-based Le Train Train shingle already yielded several broadcast sales, including put pilot commitments at NBC and Fox. Now the duo is expanding to cable with a single-camera half-hour project at HBO. The pay cable network has put in development Claws, described as a midnight-dark workplace dramedy-noir about a nail salon in Florida and the strange, dangerous women who work there. Eliot Laurence (The Big Gay Sketch Show) will write and co-executive produce, with Le Train Train’s Jones, McCormack exec producing and Jeff Grosvenor producing for Warner Bros. TV. Laurence, repped by UTA and 3 Arts wrote the feature Welcome To Me starring Kristen Wiig. Jones and McCormack are with UTA.
Rashida Jones and Will McCormack‘s recently launched production company is making a big entrance with a put pilot commitment at Fox. The network has bought Stuck, a single-camera comedy that teams Parks & Recreation co-star Jones and co-executive producer Alexandra Rushfield. The project is produced by Jones and McCormack’s Le Train Train in association with Warner Bros. Television where the company inked a pod deal in January. Penned by Rushfield, Stuck centers on a “stuck in a rut” middle-aged woman who works at a bank and gets her “stuck in childhood” daughter a job there. Within a day, the daughter is the mother’s boss. While working and living together, they help each other to get “unstuck.” Jones, who has no plans to star, executive produces with McCormack and Rushfield. Jones is an original cast member on NBC’s Parks & Recreations, which she is set to depart after the first 13 episodes this season. Le Train Train recently hired Jeff Grosvenor as head of development.
Wonderland Sound and Vision’s Jeff Grosvenor has joined Rashida Jones & Will McCormack‘s production company as EVP overseeing development. The hire stems from the two-year pod deal Parks and Recreation co-star Jones and her writing partner, fellow actor-writer McCormack, signed with Warner Bros. Television in January to develop, write and produce comedy and drama projects for broadcast and cable. “Jeff is the perfect fit for us,” McCormack said. “He has a sharp eye for story and development. We are ecstatic he has joined our team to help bring our voice to TV.”