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Showtime Moves Forward With Legal Comedy THR

Pay-cable channel Showtime, which is pumping up its comedy slate, is developing a new legal comedy, The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed reports.

"The premium cable network is developing 'Control Alt Delete,' a legal comedy from 'Spy' creator Simeon Goulden, The Hollywood Reporter has learned," the story reports. "The comedy centers on four smart-ass workaholic associates in a 'white shoe' law firm who are feverishly trying to move up the corporate ladder while avoiding becoming the next victim of the office serial killer."

The show is created by Goulden, who will write the script and will executive produce, as will Chernin Entertainment's Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope and Small Dog Pictures' Renate Radford, the report notes. Fox 21 is producing, and Jason Winer will direct and executive produce.

"Goulden created the U.K. comedy series 'Spy' and penned two episodes of Showtime's 'Secret Diary of a Call Girl.' He also adapted 'Spy' as a comedy pilot for ABC last year," the report notes.