FOX Picks Up Comedy from Kelly Oxford


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Looks like FOX is quickly becoming the go-to network for female TV writers. Already home to Mindy Kaling's 'The Mindy Project' and Elizabeth Meriwether's 'New Girl' (and soon Diablo Cody's upcoming drama), the network has now has put in development a single-camera comedy from writer Kelly Oxford.

The untitled series is based upon Oxford’s real-life work in a retirement home and centers on a 30-year-old single mom who runs the recreation department of a senior center.

Oxford, a Canadian writer and mother of three, originally hails from Calgary (she now has relocated with her family to L.A.) and first gained Hollywood's attention thanks to her enormously popular Twitter account, which often depicted her experiences raising her kids as well as just venting about things-we're-all-thinking-but-don't-say. Her often-snarky and funny tweets drew celebrity followers like Roger Ebert and Jimmy Kimmel, and soon Hollywood came knocking. Oxford sold a Jessica Alba-produced family comedy based on her blog to CBS in 2011 and another family comedy to NBC last year (though none were given the greenlight to go to series). 

In addition to her TV writing, Oxford sold a feature comedy spec to Warner Bros. last year, and is currently writing a follow-up to her best-selling collection of essays 'Everything Is Perfect When You’re A Liar.'

Just don't call her a "twitter writer."


Written by: briannehogan
Oct 25th, 2013, 12:49 pm

Images courtesy of The Calgary Herald

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