Oakley, Weinstein add 'Class' to net
Scribes Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein (“The Simpsons”) are flying “Business Class” this development season, partnering with Doug Liman’s Dutch Oven Prods. for a single-camera laffer at NBC.In addition, Oakley and Weinstein are redeveloping their CBS hour “22 Birthdays,” writing a new script for the project. “Business Class” revolves around two national sales reps who embark on a nonstop business trip. “These two guys live in a world of airplanes, cookie-cutter chain hotels, Ambassador’s Clubs and expense-account restaurants and are always on the move to put out one fire or another,” Oakley said. Oakley and Weinstein will write the half-hour, exec producing with Dutch Oven’s Liman and Dave Bartis. NBC U Television Studios, which has an overall deal with Dutch Oven, is producing. Scribes first collaborated with Dutch Oven last year for “22 Birthdays.” Eye has agreed to redevelop that project, a soapy dramedy about the parents of the first-grade class at an exclusive private school. Both projects were packaged by CAA.
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