NBC Nabs Oddball Brother Comedy From 'Community' Producer (Exclusive)

Peter Traugott: 13 projects sold

HIGHLIGHT: ABC has given a script order to "I'm With Stupid," a buddy comedy with "Party Down" duo Martin Starr and Ryan Hansen. Starr will pen the script alongside "Better Off Ted's" Justin Adler.

Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan will serve as an exec producer on the brother comedy about a family large enough to have two black sheeps.

NBC is doubling down on Chris McKenna's comedy brand.

The network has ordered a script plus penalty for an oddball brother comedy from the in-demand Community-turned-Mindy Project co-executive producer. The project centers on a large family, in which the mother has passed away long ago and the kids span in age from 15 to 30-plus. When the family's father passes away, the oldest of the siblings -- the family's black sheep -- moves back into the family home to be the guardian for the youngest, who turns out to be the other prankster of the bunch. A series of comical one-upmanship ensues.

McKenna, who inked a two-year overall deal with Universal Television this spring, will write and executive produce, with Samantha Who’s Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplain attached as executive producers through their Uni TV-based TBD Productions.

Traugott, who will exec produce NBC’s midseason drama entry Do No Harm, is also attached to Community star Donald Glover's semi-autobiographical comedy in development at NBC. The former Brillstein Entertainment Partners head of television's other development projects include a Justin Spitzer ensemble comedy and a New Orleans gothic thriller, which are both set up at NBC. Traugott inked his three-year overall deal in spring 2011.

McKenna, whose other credits include American Dad, is repped by UTA, Magnet Management and Hirsch Wallerstein; Traugott is repped by UTA.

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