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New Girl’s Jake Johnson to Write and Possibly Direct New Fox Comedy

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 14:  Actor Jake Johnson, director Max Winkler and actor Michael Angarano from "Ceremony" poses for a portrait during the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival in Guess Portrait Studio at Hyatt Regency Hotel on September 14, 2010 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Matt Carr/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jake Johnson;Max Winkler;Michael Angarano

The B Team, as it's called, is basically about a band of real-life Avengers played by Lycraless "underdogs" who are more brains than brawn, according to Deadline's Nellie Andreeva. Johnson and writer-producer Max Winkler are co-writing the project and expect to split directing duties if it goes to series — it would be Johnson's directorial debut. The duo also landed a mob comedy pitch at Warner Bros. featuring Johnson alongside Office alum Steve Carell. Clearly, this creative flurry is Johnson's response to that spinning class and web series from Max Greenfield, New Girl's in-house overachiever.

Photo: Matt Carr/2010 Getty Images