Project from "Office" boss will center on a so-so tennis pro caught between partying down and growing up
'The Office" might be preparing to close up shop, but the series' creator is most definitely still open for business.
Greg Daniels, who birthed the American version of "The Office" — which is preparing to wrap up its run at the end of this season — has sold a half-hour comedy to Fox via Universal Television and his own Deedle-Dee Productions.
The project was sold through Daniels by Tom Gormican ("Are We Officially Dating?") and Richie Keen ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"), who are also writing.
The as-yet-untitled project will revolve around Richie, a so-so tennis pro who returns to his college town to get a fresh start on life. There, Richie finds himself torn between living the carefree life with his bar-owning brother and growing up to pursue Kristen, the love of his life.
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Daniels will executive-produce the project via his Deedle-Dee Production, along with Gormican and Keen.
Deedle-Dee's Howard Klein and Tracy Katsky are also executive-producing, along with Oly Obst.