Guest spot for ABC's 'Thick'


Christopher Guest has come aboard to direct "The Thick of It," Mitch Hurwitz's comedy pilot for ABC.

The single-camera project, which Hurwitz penned with Richard Day, is based on the BBC series. It revolves around the workers in the office of a low-level congressman in Washington.

Hurwitz is executive producing the Sony Pictures TV/BBC Worldwide Prods. pilot with Paul Telegdy and the creator of the original series, Armando Iannucci.

Multihyphenate Guest, who began his directing career in television before moving to the big screen, most recently co-wrote and directed the feature "For Your Consideration," his follow-up to "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind."