TBS Orders Steve Carell Police Comedy Pilot

Steve Carell and wife Nancy, seen earlier this year in Hollywood (Photo: Getty Images)

By Jethro Nededog

TBS has ordered a comedy pilot from Steve Carell, who will direct and write alongside his wife Nancy through their production company, Carousel Television.

The project, called “Tribeca,” is described as a satirical look at a police procedural following Angie Tribeca, a 10-year veteran of the LAPD’S elite RHCU (Really Heinous Crimes Unit).

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According to TBS, the single-camera comedy “explores an eccentric but brilliant group of people who investigate crime, reveal way too much personal information, and refuse to rest until justice has been served … sort of. These dedicated men and women are more than counter-intuitive; they are non-intuitive.”

The pilot order follows Carousel Television’s unscripted comedy pilot with Fox, “Slide Show.”

“Tribeca” joins TBS’s other pilot, “Do It Yourself,” the untitled multi-camera comedy written by Josh Heald from Conan O’Brien’s production studio, Conaco.

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An actress and writer, Nancy’s credits include NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” “The Goode Family” and “The Office.”

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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