Amy Poehler to Produce High School Comedy 'Schooled'

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Universal has picked up the pitch from 'Burning Love' creator Erica Oyama.

Universal Pictures has acquired the pitch Schooled, from writer Erica Oyama, that Amy Poehler will produce alongside Brooke Posch through their Paper Kite Productions banner.

Plot details are being kept in detention, but the comedy will explore the lengths a high school teacher will go to gain the respect she deserves.

Executive vp production Erik Baiers will oversee the project for the studio.

The sale extends Universal’s relationship with Poehler, who stars with Tina Fey in the studio's December comedy Sisters. She also is producing the comedy Balls for the studio. The actress currently is shooting The House with Will Ferrell for New Line.

Burning Love is a reality-relationship-show parody that can be seen on Yahoo and E! Oyama's husband, Ken Marino, starred in the first season and directed. With Marino, Oyama has several projects around town — Go the F— to Sleep at Fox 2000, among them.

Poehler and Paper Kite are represented by WME, 3 Arts Entertainment and Sloane Offer.

Oyama is repped by Paradigm and Principato-Young Entertainment.

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