Here comes the judge! After working together on Parks and Recreation, and co-creating Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Michael Schur (who also wrote for The Office) and Matt Murray are leaving no governmental agency unturned, announcing that they’re working together again to develop a courthouse sitcom for Fox. Murray will act as showrunner for the comedy, about a “larger-than-life“ federal judge and his staff of law clerks, who get into mischief and probably talk directly into the camera every once in a while. We’re going to go out on a limb and suggest there might also be a male law clerk who’s smart but doesn’t take the job seriously, smirks at the audience every so often, and has a will-they-or-won’t-they relationship with a colleague that stretches out until the season 2 finale, since that’s kind of Schur’s thing.

Schur is a busy man, having also recently sold a comedy about an interracial couple who move to Missouri, and another about a woman struggling to be good, both to NBC.


[via Deadline]