3:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'New Girl's' Jake Johnson, Max Winkler Sell Crime Comedy to Fox
New Girl duo Jake Johnson and Max Winkler are expanding their relationship with Fox.
The network has handed out a script-plus-penalty commitment to comedy 100 Grand, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The single-camera project is described as an adrenaline-packed action comedy that centers on two guys who learn how to grow up in the most unexpected way: paying off a debt for a local crime boss.
Nick Thomas is on board to write the script and exec produce alongside Winkler and actor-producer Johnson via the duo's 20th Century Fox Television-based Walcott Co. banner. 3 Arts' Dave Becky, Oly Obst and Jonathan Berry also will executive produce.
100 Grand marks the latest sale to come from Johnson and Winkler's Walcott banner, which the duo launched in July 2013.
Winkler, a regular director on Fox's New Girl, and Johnson most recently had family comedy The Winklers set up at ABC. Based on his family and father Henry Winkler — who was attached to star — the comedy went to pilot but did not move forward.
Winkler is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Jackoway Tyerman; Johnson is with UTA, 3 Arts and Jackoway Tyerman.