10:00am PT by Rick Porter
'Single Parents' Producer, Fred Savage Set 'Me and You' Rom-Com at NBC (Exclusive)
With romantic comedies having a moment in the pop-culture consciousness, NBC is giving the genre a go with a comedy project called Me and You.
Written by Single Parents supervising producer Sarah Tapscott, Me and You follows a pair of late bloomers who start their first real relationship by impulsively moving in together after just two dates. The 20th Century Fox TV effort has a put pilot commitment at the network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Tapscott, who has an overall deal at 20th, is executive producing with Fred Savage.
NBC hasn't had a rom-com on its schedule since the 2014-15 season, when A to Z and Marry Me both went one-and-done and About a Boy was canceled after its second season. But with the genre on the upswing thanks to movies like Crazy Rich Asians and Netflix's To All the Boys I've Loved Before and The Kissing Booth, the network is taking a swing during this development cycle.
Tapscott worked on the last three seasons of New Girl and has also written for Kroll Show and Life in Pieces. She is repped by WME and Circle of Confusion.
Savage currently hosts ABC's game show Child Support. His producing credits include Garfunkel and Oates and Party Down. He is repped by WME and attorney Karl Austen.