Martha Stewart serves up comedy project for Fox

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.

Martha Stewart

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?

- 2 Broke Girls
- Martha Stewart

Written by: kyleiam
Nov 6th, 2012, 2:18 pm


Message Posted On Feb 20th, 2013, 11:55 am
actually martha can be so fing funny. if you ever watch her show, she's been herself and showing her dark demented side as opposed to her previous super serious shows. she will really surprise you. watch the ones like when she has dr dre on her show and other funny people. she's a lot cooler than youd think. and she makes jokes about the prison thing, although i know you posted it as a dig. celebrities are still just human. dare you to try to say you have no family or friends in prison or who have gone to prison. no ones perfect. and it's very cool of her to own up to it on the show and ake jokes about it..
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