NBC buys ensemble comedy from 'Office' producer

NBC has purchased an ensemble comedy script from “The Office’s” co-executive producer, according to the Hollywood Reporter. This comes on the heels of an announcement that the popular, long-running series will soon come to an end.

Justin Spitzer

Justin Spitzer’s comedy revolves around a group of friends who while on their way to a destination wedding have their lives changed forever.

Spitzer inked an overall deal with Universal Media, which will produce the show, about a year ago. Spitzer will write and executive produce, and Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan will serve as executive producers through TBD Productions, which is Universal TV-based.  Traugott and Kaplan also sold a Southern gothic thriller project set in New Orleans to NBC earlier this month.

It was announced earlier this week that the upcoming ninth Office season would be its last. Spitzer came on during the third season. Executive producer Greg Daniels will return as the showrunner for the final season, which he also did for its first five seasons, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

A spinoff series based on the Dwight character played by Rainn Wilson is also currently in the works, according to the Digital Spy.

Spitzer is represented by UTA and Morris Yorn.

- Justin Spitzer

Written by: KurtK26
Aug 23rd, 2012, 12:44 pm

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