Sonnenfeld takes on ABC buddy cop comedy


Director Barry Sonnenfeld is adding another project to his busy TV schedule.

Sonnenfeld has signed on to direct and executive produce a comedy in the works at ABC, which hails from Sony Pictures TV and Tantamount, the production company of Mitch Hurwitz, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum.

The project, tentatively titled "Buddies," is a single-camera buddy comedy set in the world of '80s cops.

Josh Lobis and Darin Moiselle, the duo behind the 2006 Fox comedy pilot "That Guy," penned the script. They are co-executive producing the project, which has received a script commitment from the network. Hurwitz, the Tannenbaums and Sonnenfeld are exec producing. Lobis and Moiselle are co-exec producing.

Sonnenfeld directed the pilot and the second episode of ABC's "Pushing Daisies" as well as executive produces the freshman series. He recently wrapped Fox's comedy pilot "Hackett" and is segueing to helming NBC's untitled Luke Reiter drama pilot. Sonnenfeld also is attached to direct CBS' medieval drama "The Kingdom."

Sonnenfeld is repped by CAA and attorney Melanie Cook. Lobis and Moiselle are repped by CAA.