Pilot Scoop: 30 Rock's Jane Krakowski Lands Killer Role in Fox Comedy Dead Boss

Jane Krakowski Dead Boss30 Rock‘s Jane “Rural Juror” Krakowski is eyeing a sitcom comeback, singing on to star in Fox’s comedy pilot Dead Boss, TVLine has learned.

Written and exec-produced by Patricia Breen (Big Love) and based on the UK series of the same name, the half-hour, single-camera project finds overachiever Helen Stephens wrongfully convicted of murdering her boss and forced to rely on her train wreck of a sister to prove her innocence.

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Krakowski will play the ambitious, driven, career-focused Helen. Innocent of the crime and with work piling up on her desk, she is stunned by the guilty verdict — but remains optimistic that the whole mess will be straightened out shortly.

This would mark Krakowski’s first full-time TV return since 30 Rock ended last year. Last month, she guest-starred on Modern Family as a rival to Sofia Vergara’s Gloria.