Tina Fey's Collegiate Comedy Greenlit at Fox
Break out the Cheesy Blasters in celebration: Tina Fey is about to have another comedy on the primetime line-up.
Fox has given a series commitment to a multi-camera sitcom, set at a women’s college, from the 30 Rock creator and star.
Per our sister site Deadline, Fey will executive-produce the project with fellow 30 Rockers Robert Carlock (who served as showrunner on the NBC critical darling) and Matt Hubbard and David Miner (who exec-produced).
Hubbard is writing the script, which will chronicle school life as the institution — for the first time in its history — admits men. Universal Television and Fey’s Little Stranger will produce.
Though it’s unusual for a potential series to completely bypass the pilot process, as Fey’s project has, it does happen: A few recent examples include NBC’s The Michael J. Fox Show and Hannibal and CBS’ Under the Dome.
But sorry, Liz Lemon lovers: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fey doesn’t plan to star in the series.Follow @kimroots