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NBC Purchases Family Comedy From Kelly Oxford

kelly oxfordKelly Oxford, the blogger and twitter personality, has just sold a single-camera ensemble comedy to NBC. The untitled project will focus on a divorcing couple and the wife's overbearing sister, who try to raise their families together after the sale of their house falls through.

Oxford will write the series, with Friends alumni Ira Ungerleider supervising the project, with Universal TV-based producers Karey Buke and Todd Holland.

The project was originally an idea by Philadelphia Eagle co-owner Christina Weiss Lurie, who produced the 2010 feature documentary Inside Job, and her partners Alan Barnette and Richard Gelb. 

These very talented individuals began the search for a writer and they decided upon Oxford, who is a Calgary blogger and stay at home mother of three, whose narky and straight-up observational tweets have garnered more than 266,000 followers which have included Howard Stern, Jimmy Kimmel and Roger Ebert.

This isn't the first time Oxford has produced a pilot after last season she looked to produce a family comedy at CBS, which was based on the blog she launched in 1997 and it's companion Twitter feed, with Jessica Alba attached to executive produce.

NBC bought the project and Free Agents showrunner/executive producer Ungerleider became available after his NBC series was canceled. Oxfor's book of comedic essays, Everything Is Perfect When You're A Liar is due to released by HarperCollins next year.

Here is a sample of some her recent tweets which have seen her gather a cult following.

"That's you" is one of my favorite games to play with my husband when we see disgusting people.

Just told 3 yr old she looked pretty. She said, "No I don't. I have vomit in my stomach." Jesus, kid, take a compliment.

"No one listens to voicemail anymore." - my outgoing voicemail message.

If you take the time to listen to people you'll realize why most don't.


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Written by: heyzeus24
Dec 21st, 2011, 11:53 pm

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