ABC has given a commander sequence to The Trustee, a comedic one-hour from a Smurfs writers Jay Scherick and David Ronn. The plan hails from Warner Bros. TV and Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman’s Brownstone Productions. Warner Bros. TV, where Brownstoen is underneath an altogether deal, is a studio.
Written by Scherick and Ronn, The Trustee is described as a fun, womanlike friend patrolman comedy about a driven though realistic investigator who finds doubtful assistance from her precinct’s trustee, a incomparable than life ex-con finishing out her jail judgment doing basic tasks for a military department. Though these dual have totally hostile views on crime and punishment, a rarely interesting and successful partnership is born.
ABC has been looking for lighter hourlong projects this commander season, “Tonally, looking during some shows that are reduction dark, reduction edgy, some-more hopeful, some-more joyful, we have been articulate about Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, Brothers Sisters and wanting to see if we could move some of that peculiarity behind to the air,” ABC party boss Channing Dungey told Deadline progressing this month.