Playwright and screenwriter Neil LaBute is teaming up with NBC to write and produce a half-hour comedy series about the romantic flings and hanky-panky that happen in a psychiatric facility. Harmony House will follow a newbie psychiatric resident who falls in love with one of his patients, according to Deadline.com. Casting and a premiere date for the sitcom have not yet been announced.
Harmony House comes on the heels of LaBute's previously reported deal with DirecTV to write, direct and produce a series of 10 short films about human relationships. In addition, DirecTV’s limited series Full Circle, based on LaBute scripts, premieres next month on the satellite provider.
LaBute’s plays include Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Reasons to be Pretty, Reasons to be Happy, Fat Pig, The New Testament, Some Girl(s) and The Shape of Things. His films work includes In The Company of Men, Your Friends & Neighbors, Nurse Betty, Possession and Death at a Funeral.