TBS strikes deal for 'Union' comedy


TBS has given a cast-contingent pilot order to a workplace comedy from Eric McCormack's Big Cattle Prods.

"Imperfect Union," set at a switch factory, is described as a romantic comedy that centers on a young woman who just took over the job as shop steward from her retired father, and a young man who just took over the head of the factory from his father. The half-hour single-camera project would be targeted for a primetime slot.

The project is based on an idea by McCormack and Michael Forman, his partner in Big Cattle Prods., both of whom are executive producing.

Don Woodard and Tom Maxwell, who have written for Fox's "Family Guy" and NBC's "Just Shoot Me!" and served as consulting producers on the latter, will serve as showrunner/executive producers on the TBS project in addition to writing.

"Imperfect Union" doesn't fall under Big Cattle's deal at NBC Universal Television Studio.

Big Cattle's credits include Lifetime Television's improvised office comedy "Lovespring International."