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Tumblr and truTV Team Up for "Big Deal" TV Development Contest

Not long after renewing its hit sketch show Friends of the People, truTV has teamed up with Tumblr to seek out new ideas for unscripted comedy series. According to The Wrap, the "Big Deal Contest" calls for submissions from Tumblr users for "unique unscripted comedic formats featuring likable authentic characters." truTV's president Chris Linn said the network is looking for "shows that take us to new and unexpected places; shows that make us laugh … or that simply amaze us. Most of all, we want shows that are fun and fresh. We really look forward to seeing those big ideas ready to sprout from the Tumblr community's [...]

Amy Poehler Signs 3-Year Development Deal with NBC

This past weekend brought a bunch of great news items for Amy Poehler. Not only will Parks and Recreation be renewed for a new season, but according to Deadline, Poehler has also signed a three-year deal with NBC to develop new shows for the network, similar to Tina Fey's four-year deal with Universal TV. The first project to get a pilot order from the deal is an untitled comedy co-created by Poehler starring Orange Is the New Black's Natasha Lyonne "as a young woman who works as an aid to old opinionated people." According to the NBC chairman at TCA this weekend, the show will be in [...]

Jeff Garlin Creating a Sitcom for ABC

Curb Your Enthusiasm's Jeff Garlin is developing a new sitcom for ABC. He'll write, executive produce and star in the show, of which there are no details at the moment. Hopefully it's just 30 minutes of him and Larry eating at Palestinian Chicken every week.

Adam and Naomi Scott Land a TV Development Deal with Universal

Adam Scott and his wife Naomi, who are the brains behind Adult Swim's The Greatest Event in Television History specials, have signed a first-look deal with Universal Television. According to THR, Adam and Naomi have signed on with Universal via their production company Gettin' Rad Productions for a two-year first-look deal focused on bringing more of Greatest Event-style comedy to television. "We love Adam's work as Ben Wyatt in our beloved Parks and Recreation and we are excited that his and Naomi's passion to produce will continue with us at Universal TV," Universal exec Bela Bajaria said in a statement. "We look forward to making some very [...]

Nate Bargatze Gets Development Deal with NBC

Nate Bargatze was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Friday night to do standup, and before his set, Fallon announced that Bargatze has signed a development deal for a sitcom with NBC. (There hasn't been an official announcement from NBC yet.) It's unclear what, if any, involvement Fallon will have in Bargatze's show, but he seems invested in the rising comic; Bargatze appeared on Fallon's show back in June, and the two have been touring together recently on Fallon's "Clean Cut Comedy Tour". Below, check out Bargatze's set from Friday.

Johnny Knoxville Is Developing an Autobiographical Comedy for ABC

Rivers Cuomo isn't the only star to get the autobiographical sitcom treatment this week. Deadline reports that Johnny Knoxville has signed a two-year first-look deal with ABC Studios to develop new projects under his company Hello Junior! Knoxville has sold one project to ABC under the deal already with an untitled Southern family comedy inspired my his own "unconventional childhood," with Knoxville attached to serve as narrator. Knoxville signed a similar two-year deal with Paramount Pictures back in May, so his upcoming projects will be for both the big and small screens.

ABC and CBS Both Bought Brooklyn-Based Mom-Centric Comedies

Both ABC and CBS are looking to have New Yorky mom-centric sitcoms on their schedules next year. ABC is developing a multi-camera sitcom from executive producers Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, according to Deadline. Still untitled, the show follows "a free-spirited" single mother of two in Brooklyn who runs a design company with her best friends. But, "things take a turn when her conservative 16-year-old son starts interning at her company, intent on transforming the family business into a global empire."

As the same time, CBS has picked up a comedy pilot from Everwood creator Greg Berlanti. The single-camera sitcom will be based on the Israeli series Haverot, meaning "Little Mom", and [...]