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Comedy Central orders pilot from 'Happy Endings' creator, writers

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Gil Ozeri
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Happy Endings creator David Caspe is finding more joy in pilot season.

He has received his third pilot order, this time from Comedy Central, which has signed up for Duty, a single-camera cop comedy to be executive produced by Caspe and written by ex-Happy Endings scribes Matthew Libman and Daniel Libman. There will be a Happy connection onscreen, too: The show follows a former football stud named Kyle (Ugly Americans‘ Mike O’Gorman) who returns to his hometown after hitting hard times and joins the police force opposite his childhood best friend, Lonnie (Brooklyn Nine-Nine scribe Gil Ozeri, who previously wrote for Happy Endings). Kyle will also match wits with his ex-girlfriend (Draft Day‘s Laura Steinel).

Caspe’s other two pilots are for broadcast networks: He is serving as executive producer/writer of NBC’s Marry Me (which stars Happy vet — and his fiancée — Casey Wilson) and CBS’ Cuz-Bros.