Tina Fey, everyone’s favorite funny lady, has just scored a new TV show deal with Fox for a new half-hour show that has been ordered straight-to-series (ie. it will air for sure). The kinda not great news is that Tina will only executive produce the show … not star in it. Boo. But, the premise of the show (which is set in a woman’s college that has just begun accepting men) does sound interesting and fun. Click below to learn more about this deal and rejoice in the fact that Tina Fey is coming back to TV … kindasorta.
Fox is going big for Tina Fey, Matt Hubbard and Robert Carlock. Following a highly competitive multiple-network bidding war among the broadcast networks, Fox has landed the hot comedy from the 30 Rock trio with a straight-to-series order, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The untitled multicamera comedy, which takes place at a women’s college that has just opened its doors to men for the first time, had NBC, Fox and other networks interested in making the project their own. Hubbard is set to pen the half-hour effort, with Fey, Carlock and 3 Arts’ David Miner joining him as executive producers on the project from Universal Television, where Fey is under a four-year overall deal. Coming off of a lengthy run on 30 Rock, Fey has no plans to star … The project is the first of the season to be granted a rare straight-to-series order, a commentary on the project’s demand … The Fey comedy also becomes the latest off-network sale for Universal Television at Fox, where it produces The Mindy Project and Andy Samberg’s freshman comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
I really do love the premise of the show and I’m not at all surprised that there was a bidding war for it. I’m kinda bummed that Tina has no plans to star on the show but … you never know. Maybe she’ll decide to do a recurring role? I’m assuming that this new series will debut on Fox next season so there is plenty of time for her to change her mind :) This is great news, eh?