It’s been little more than six months since the sitcom had its last hurrah on NBC and the funnywoman, who signed a four-year development deal with Universal Television last fall, has already sold two sitcoms — and that’s just in the past week.
After a reported bidding war, Fox scooped up a comedy about a women’s college that decides to admit men for the first time. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the network placed a rare full-series order for the comedy — much like NBC did with “The Michael J. Fox Show” earlier this year. The comedy will be executive produced by Fey, her “30 Rock” co-showrunner Robert Carlock, and Matt Hubbard, who earned three Emmy nominations and one win for his work on that series.
Earlier this week, NBC also bought a Fey and Carlock-produced pilot about a young woman living on Fire Island in New York, described by Deadline as a female-driven series “in the vein of ‘Cheers.’” The pitch came from Colleen McGuinness, formerly a writer and producer on “30 Rock.”
Alas, for Liz Lemon fans, Fey has no plans to star in either. But at this rate, it may not be too long.