Tina Fey-produced comedy gets series commitment from Fox
A Tina-Fey produced comedy from Universal Television has gotten a series commitment from Fox.
Deadline reports that the move comes after a rumored bidding war between multiple networks for the comedy, which is about a women’s college that begins accepting men. The project does not yet have an official title.
Fey is set to act as co-showrunner with Robert Carlock on the project, which, by definition of “series commitment,” will get a series order if the network and studio like the script, set to be penned by Matt Hubbard. Carlock and Hubbard, who will also act as co-exec producer, are both former 30 Rock producers, writers and frequent collaborators of Fey.
Fox currently has two Universal Television projects on its fall schedule, The Mindy Project, which is going into its second season, and freshman comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which premieres Sept. 17.