'The Office' Producer Sells Ensemble Comedy to NBC (Exclusive)


NBC is staying in business with The Office's Justin Spitzer.

The long-running sitcom's co-executive producer has sold an ensemble comedy script about a group of friends whose lives change on the way to a destination wedding.

The move comes a year or so after Spitzer inked an overall deal with Universal Media, which will produce the project. Spitzer is set to write and executive produce, with Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan on board as executive producers through their Universal TV-based TBD Productions. (The pair also is behind a Southern gothic thriller project set in New Orleans, which sold to NBC in mid-August.)

Earlier this week, the network announced that the upcoming ninth season of The Office would be its last. Spitzer has been with the series since season three.

He is repped by UTA and Morris Yorn.

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