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NBC Buys Comedies From ‘The Office’ Duo, Jon Favreau & ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Alum

NELLIE ANDREEVA
September 7, 2012

Iron Man director Jon Favreau is set to executive produce a single-camera comedy written and executive produced by The Office co-executive producers Warren Lieberstein and Halsted Sullivan. The untitled project, produced by Universal TV, centers on a divorced father with shared custody of his 5-year-old daughter who moves into a building full of singles and must balance his re-entry into the dating world with being a solo parent. Favreau, repped by CAA, Shepard & Associates and Bob Getman, also has a relationship with NBC having directed the pilot for the network’s high-profile new drama Revolution. Lieberstein and Sullivan are with CAA and Jared Levine.

Also in the comedy hopper at NBC is a project from writer Jamie Rhonheimer (How I Met Your Mother), Universal TV and Karey Burke and Todd Holland’s studio-based Dark Toy Entertainment. Based on the 1998 short story Faith by About A Boy author Nick Hornby, the multi-camera comedy centers on a couple whose marriage is being tested by their struggle to conceive but gets renewed faith from the unlikeliest of sources — a frustrated football fan camped out on their roof. WME-repped Rhonheimer is already at NBC and UniTV – he works on their new comedy series Animal Practice. Before that, he spent 6 years on CBS’ How I Met Your Mother, rising to executive producer, and served as a producer on another NBC/NBC Studios comedy, Will & Grace.

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