‘Crowd’ writers ink deal with NBC

Port, Wiseman pact with TV studio

Joe Port and Joe Wiseman — two of the scribes behind NBC’s much-buzzed pilot “The IT Crowd” — have signed a rich overall deal with NBC Universal TV Studio.

Deal comes as the Peacock is expected to order “The IT Crowd” to series. Port and Wiseman will focus first on the show but will eventually develop for the studio as well.

“We’re ready to get to work on ‘The IT Crowd,’ but also thrilled to be staying at NBC to develop there as well,” Wiseman said.

“NBC has always had a tradition of doing great comedies that are funny and innovative,” Port said.

Both scribes recently worked on the net’s “The Office.”

Deal makes it a family affair for both Port and Wiseman: Port’s brother, Moses, is also an exec producer and scribe on “The IT Crowd,” along with partner David Guarascio. And Wiseman’s wife, Jane, is a comedy development exec at the Peacock.

Port’s and Wiseman’s credits also include “Just Shoot Me.” Last year the duo developed a comedy pilot at CBS.

“We’re blessed to be able to be a part of this industry,” said Port. “It’s not brain surgery, we’re just having fun.”

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