Fresh off the “My Big Fat Greek Life” roller coaster, scribe-producer Marsh McCall has sealed a two-year deal to set up shop at Warner Bros. TV.
McCall will create and exec produce new sitcoms; as part of the pact, he’ll also serve as a consulting producer for the studio’s upcoming ABC sitcom “I’m With Her.”
“I hope this is the beginning of a long but platonic relationship,” McCall said of his new home. McCall’s still recovering from the bumpy “Greek Life” ride. The Nia Vardalos-fronted sitcom had a short-but-tumultuous life both behind the scenes and on the Nielsen chart, where it bowed to boffo numbers but quickly declined.
McCall said he’s already formulating ideas to develop for next season.
“A lot of stuff has been brewing for the last couple of years, which I’m now excited to attack,” he said.
McCall’s other recent credits include serving as showrunner on “Just Shoot Me” and as a co-producer on “The Naked Truth.” The scribe was an original staff writer on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien,” working his way up to head writer before moving West in 1995.
Roth credited comedy development execs Len Goldstein and Marianne Cracchiolo for making the deal with McCall.
“I’ve known Marsh for a number of years, but (Goldstein’s and Cracchiolo’s) passion, enthusiasm and recommendation caused this deal,” said Warner Bros. TV prexy Peter Roth. “Marsh is a very gifted showrunner and gifted editor, and I’m already excited with some of his ideas for development.”
McCall, who’s repped by CAA and Jared Levine, said “I’m With Her” was his favorite new pilot out of the Warner Bros. camp this season. He was also excited to work closely with pickup basketball buddy and “I’m With Her” exec producer Chris Henchy.
Henchy, Jack Burditt and Marco Pennette exec produce “I’m With Her,” along with Tollin-Robbins’ Joe Davola, Brian Robbins and Michael Tollin. Show comes from Warner Bros. TV and Tollin-Robbins.