Jenna Fischer is producing a new hour long comedic drama for NBC. Read these two articles I found about her new show:
Charlie Parker, the S.A. private eye who’s the inspiration for a new comedic drama being produced by “Office” star Jenna Fischer, is growing more and more excited. He just received the pilot written by Alex Taub (“Eli Stone,” “Judging Amy”) focusing on a lumber salesman turned detective. Parker said his name is used and it’s set in San Antonio. While reading it, his wife, Carole, laughed and he cried. “It’s an overwhelming thing to read about yourself,” the P.I. said. The pilot goes to NBC mid-January, and Parker should know if it is a series by month’s end.
She’s putting together a show based on the exploits of real-life private eye Charlie Parker. It would be set in San Antonio and Fischer is developing the show for her network, NBC. She describes it as an hour long comedic drama (thankfully she didn’t use the term “dramedy”), a lot like Magnum, P.I. or Columbo.