Michael Schur, the co-creator of long running comedy Parks and Recreation and more recently Brooklyn Nine-Nine, has received a put pilot commitment for his new comedy from Fox. For those unaware, a put pilot essentially means that a pilot has been ordered and the network must air it regardless of whether the series gets picked up or not, or pay out a substantial amount of money to the studio, in this case Universal TV. Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-executive producer Matt Murray is a co-creator of the new project along with Schur. The series will centre around a federal judge and the clerks that work for him.
Schur has a history with workplace comedies, having co-created both the aforementioned Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine and also serving as a writer and producer on The Office in which he also had a recurring role as Mose Schrute. Matt Murray has also been a producer on Parks and Recreation as well as The Cleveland Show and Community, and also wrote several episodes of those programs.
Schur has been a busy man. In this television season alone he has sold two pilots to NBC in addition to this one at Fox. No title or casting for the show has been announced but if it gets picked up to series then it will likely hit the air sometime during the 2016 – 2017 television season.