“Village Gazette,” a comedy from “Late Night With Seth Meyers” writer Amber Ruffin, has scored a pilot presentation order from NBC.
Ruffin will star in, write and executive produce the single-camera comedy. She plays the fluff piece-loving editor of the Benson Village Gazette, covering her idyllic hometown. But “when the newspaper owners hire a reporter who’s looking to uncover a juicy story in Benson, he threatens to unravel the happy denial Amber has been living in.”
Shelly Gossman will also write and executive produce. Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker will executive produce for Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions. Lorne Michaels and Andrew Singer will executive produce for Broadway Video. Universal Television is the studio behind the comedy.
Ruffin had previously written for and recurred on Comedy Central’s “Detroiters,” which was recently canceled after two seasons on the cable network. The first African-American woman writer on a late night broadcast TV show, Ruffin also wrote for the most recent Golden Globes.
(Excerpt) Read more in: Variety