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Seth Meyers Developing Two Scripted Comedies at NBC

Seth Meyers is stepping behind the camera.

The “Late Night With Seth Meyers” host is developing two scripted comedy series with the network he calls home, Variety has learned. Both projects hail from trusted writers with whom Meyers has worked with at NBC.

The first is a untitled single-camera comedy, which comes from writer Amber Ruffin, a writer/actress on “Late Night With Seth Meyers.” The project is about a has-been sibling singing group from the 1980’s that now make ends meet by doing what no musician wants to do — writing jingles and performing their old hits at parties. Ruffin will serve as co-executive producer, and Meyers will exec produce with Mike Shoemaker and Andrew Singer.

The second project, titled “AP Bio,” is a comedy about a former philosophy professor who takes a job teaching AP biology and uses his students to get back at the people in his life who have wronged him. “Saturday Night Live” writer/actor Michael Patrick O’Brien penned the pilot and will serve as an executive producer with Meyers, Shoemaker, and Singer.

Both potential series hail from Universal Television and Lorne Michaels’ company Broadway Video.

Meyers, who was head writer on “SNL” before landing his own late-night show, has a slew of behind-the-camera work, but the two NBC projects mark his first executive producer credit on major broadcast series. He co-created Hulu’s animated series “The Awesomes” and IFC’s “Documentary Now.”

For NBC, the projects mark a continuation in finding projects from “SNL” alums. This development season, the network is working on a series set to star Seann William Scott from executive producer Amy Poehler.

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