ABC Orders Female Cop Comedy from 'Community' Producer, Will Gluck

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"Bad Teacher" director Will Gluck (UTA) is in negotiations to helm "How to Disappear Completely," Sony and Escape Artists' remake of the Swiss drama "Vitus." He also will develop a draft of the script.

ABC is back in business with Will Gluck.

The network has ordered a script for his half-hour single-camera comedy Rookie, which centers on a twentysomething woman who is trying to reinvent herself by becoming a cop. In so doing, she finds a surrogate family amongst the disparate group of police officers with whom she works.

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Community producer Andy Bobrow will serve as the writer and executive producer on the project, which is being produced by Sony Pictures Television and Gluck's studio-based Olive Bridge Entertainment. Gluck is on board as a nonwriting EP, with Olive Bridge's Richie Schwartz attached as a co-executive producer. Tosh.0's Scott Zabielski will consult on the effort.

The news comes as Olive Bridge continues to load up on development projects. ABC is prepping The Housewives, a comedy from Casey Wilson, June Diane Raphael and Gluck, and CBS is developing a comedy effort from Gluck and Happy Endings' Brian Gallivan. In addition to the half-hour project from Switched at Birth EP Becky Hartman Edwards, NBC has given a series order to Gluck's family comedy project starring Michael J. Fox.

Bobrow, whose other small-screen credits include Sons of Tucson, Samantha Who? and Malcolm in the Middle, is repped by UTA; Gluck is repped by UTA and Sloane Offer; Zabielski also is repped by UTA.

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