NBC makes ‘Split’ decision

Peacock buys fest comedy fave

NBC and NBC Universal TV Studio are developing ‘Split the Difference,’ a half-hour comedy that emerged as a fan favorite at the New York TV Festival in September.

Peacock-based producer Meryl Poster — who acquired the rights to ‘Split’ after screening it at the fest — is attached to exec produce. NBC has made a script commitment to the project, which is being further developed for the network.

‘Split,’ which won both comedy pilot and audience choice awards, is set in the lower Manhattan offices of a fictional advertising firm that creates campaigns for corporate clients. It’s the first fest pilot to be acquired by a broadcast net.

‘Split’ was conceived by Mary Egan Callahan, who runs a commercial casting firm in Gotham. She’ll serve as a supervising producer, along with Joe Narciso and Bruce Hurwit. Narciso wrote the pilot, while Hurwit directed.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Scene News from Variety

Loading