So apparently anyone can get a comedy pilot set up these days. Rachel Zoe, Martha Stewart... these are not names I typically think of when I'm looking for a half-hour of laughter.
Well grin and bear it, friends, because it's happening. Stewart has signed a deal to bring her "Tao of Martha" single-camera comedy pilot to Fox. The series is based on a book of the same name by Jen Lancaster, in which a scattered former party girl decides to get her life together after her husband leaves her and looks to Martha Stewart as a role model in doing so. Much in the same vein as the Julia Child-centric "Julie and Julia," the former wild child hopes that Stewart's guidance will provide material for a book about reinvigorating her life and allow her to become a better role model for her child. No word on whether the series or season finale will feature the lead character going to prison for insider trading.
Stewart most recently popped up in a guest role on CBS' "2 Broke Girls," and evidently caught the comedy bug. (Or saw dollar signs. One of those.) The pilot for this new series will be penned by "Jake In Progress" creator Austin Winsberg, who will also serve as showrunner should the pilot be picked up. Stewart will serve as executive producer along with Imagine TV's Brian Grazer and Frankie Calfo.
Predictions: who is the next completely unfunny person to get a comedy pilot?