Newswire: Fox buys spy comedy from Adam Pally and The Office’s Paul Lieberstein

Following comedy writer instincts as old and irresistible as the flowing of the tides, or the urge to write a movie about a funny hitman, Adam Pally and The Offices Paul Lieberstein have teamed up to create a spy comedy show that they’ve successfully sold to Fox. The untitled series will presumably serve as a repository for all of the jokes about shoe phones, ridiculous gadgets, and supervillain cliches that naturally build up in the comedy writer’s mind, and must be disgorged once every few years lest sickness and psychosis set in.

Pally is better known for acting roles on shows like The Mindy Project than as a writer; his previous behind-the-keyboard work includes a few short films and an episode of NTSF:SD:SUV. (A show that’s practically a secret agent series already, suggesting that Pally may be deep within the thrall of spy comedy …

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