Zooey Deschanel and partner Rivka Sophia Rossi, have made two separate deals to produce comedy projects. FOX will purchase one project, and NBC will purchase the other, according to Deadline.
The project for FOX is titled ‘Freelancers.’ The potential series will focus on a 30 year-old lawyer who has been fired from his corporate gig, split with his lover, and must now pick up the pieces of his life. He sets up his services inside a shared office space where he must now interact with a quirky bunch of freelancers.
The show will be written by Mickey Rapkin, the former magazine columnist and editor who wrote ‘Pitch Perfect.’ The book was later adapted into the film starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson.
NBC purchased a comedy called ‘And Lies I Tell My Daughter.’ The description of the premise of this series is more generic. The show focuses on a different kind of mother who comes to realize that she must not always be truthful with her family.
The series will be adapted from the column of the same name that appears on the site HelloGiggles. Julia Obst is the author of the column. The website HelloGiggles is co-founded by Deschanel, Rossi, and Molly McAleer (who writes for ‘2 Broke Girls’).
‘And Lies I Tell My Daughter’ will be written by Deb Schoeneman, who did great work as a story editor on the first two seasons of HBO’s ‘Girls.’
Would you be interested in watching either of these shows?