Fox Buys Comedy From 'Parks and Recreation' Producers Mike Schur, Dan Goor
Fox is jumping into the Mike Schur business.
The Parks and Recreation co-creator, along with Parks and Rec producer Dan Goor, has nabbed a put-pilot commitment for his single-camera comedy about a diverse group of detectives in a precinct at the very edge of New York City. The half-hour project, which found itself at the center of a bidding war, hails from Universal Television and 3 Arts Entertainment.
The news comes mere hours after Schur, a former Saturday Night Live writer, inked a new two-year overall deal at Universal TV, which is actively selling fare inside and outside of NBC. Schur also is a co-executive producer on The Office, whose upcoming ninth season will be its last. That announcement also came Tuesday, during a conference call with reporters.
Co-creators Schur and Goor, previously known for his work as a writer on Late Night With Conan O'Brien and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, will write and executive produce the comedy. David Miner of 3 Arts, who serves as an EP on Parks and Rec and 30 Rock, will join the pair as an executive producer.
Schur is repped by UTA and 3 Arts; Goor is repped by UTA.
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