LONDON — Simon Nye, writer of the British sitcom “Men Behaving Badly,” on which the Carsey-Werner show of the same name is based, has been signed to write an original American sitcom for NBC.
British producer Pearson TV has secured a pilot commitment from NBC for a show created by Nye about a veterinarian who is frightened of animals but sticks with the job to meet women.
At the same time, Pearson has lined up two script deals with NBC for another British writer, Paul Makin. Makin will create an American version of his BBC sitcom “Grown Ups” for the network, and is also writing an original American script called “The Wright Brothers” about the shambolic lives of three brothers aged 20, 30 and 40.
Pearson has also teamed with Brillstein-Grey and U.S. sitcom veteran Jay Daniel (“Roseanne,” “Cybill”) to develop a U.S. version of the sitcom “Unfinished Business” by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran. The show is about a couple who were married for 10 years, and bump into each other again 10 years after their divorce.
The deals were set up by Pearson TV’s Los Angeles-based VP of production Juliette Blake, with William Morris agents Ben Silverman, Greg Lipstone and Gerry Katzman.