10:45am PT by Lesley Goldberg
DJ Nash, David Janollari Developing Romantic Comedy for NBC (Exclusive)
NBC is back in business with DJ Nash.
The showrunner behind Growing Up Fisher is teaming with David Janollari to develop romantic comedy The Catch, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The Universal Television comedy, which has received a script commitment at the network, centers on Jack Heller, a newly single guy who finds an amazing Greenwich Village apartment for well below market value — only there's a catch. Turns out that his landlord (and potential love interest), Sydney, is an uptight therapist who uses the apartment to see clients for a few hours every day. So for the first time in Jack's life, he's sharing an apartment with a woman he's not sleeping with. For now, anyway.
Nash, whose semi-autobiographical comedy Growing Up Fisher was canceled after one season at NBC last year, will pen the script and exec produce alongside former MTV topper Janollari. (Both have overall deals with Universal Television.) The deal keeps Nash in business at NBC, where he has worked on Fisher, Guys With Kids, Up All Night and Bent. Nash is repped by CAA and Hirsch Wallerstein.