NBC buys sibling comedy from 'Community' producer

NBC has bought another comedy from a producer of “Community.”

Chris McKenna

Chris McKenna, who is also co-executive producer on Mindy Kaling’s “The Mindy Project,” has sold a script plus penalty on an oddball brother comedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In it, the mother of a large family with kids from 15- to 30-plus years old died long ago. Then, when the family’s father passes away, the family’s black sheep and oldest of the siblings moves into the house to take care of the youngest sibling. That child turns out to be another prankster, and it is then game on with the shenanigans.

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

Traugott will executive produce a midseason drama called “Do Not Harm” for NBC and is attached to a Donald Glover (“Community”) semi-autobiographical comedy for NBC. He also has a Justin Spitzer ensemble comedy and a New Orleans gothic thriller in development at NBC. He signed a three-year overall deal in the spring of 2011.

McKenna has also written and produced Fox’s “American Dad!”

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Written by: KurtK26
Oct 7th, 2012, 10:26 am

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