Two “Office” writer-producers have signed new two-year overall deals with ABC Studios.
Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky serve as exec producers/showrunners on two new comedy series sold under the previous deal with the studio. Those series would be “Trophy Wife” at ABC and “Hello Ladies” at HBO.
Eisenberg and Stupnitsky also wrote 2011 Cameron Diaz feature “Bad Teacher” and exec produce the comedy pilot adaptation, which is close to a midseason series order at CBS. Sony TV is producing “Bad Teacher.”
Emily Brecht is being promoted to Director of Development at Quantity Entertainment, which Eisenberg and Stupnitsky have developed projects at ABC, FX, HBO and Comedy Central through.
“Trophy Wife” is written/exec produced by Emily Halpern (“Private Practice”) and Sarah Haskins (“Super News”). It stars Malin Akerman (“The Heartbreak Kid”) as a former party girl who suddenly gains an insta-family when she falls for a man (played by Bradley Whitford) with three children and two ex-wives who all may not be looking out for her best interests.
“Hello Ladies” stars Stephen Merchant as a gangly Englishman looking for love in Los Angeles. Merchant, Eisenberg and Stupnitsky co-wrote “Hello Ladies,” which is directed by Merchant.
Eisenberg and Stupnitsky are represented by WME, Mosaic and Robert Offer.