Martha Stewart and Chelsea Handler Sell Comedy Pilots
The networks are still buying up new shows like crazy in hopes of finding new hits for their fall 2013 schedules. Deadline reports Martha Stewart just sold Fox a sitcom she’ll produce called The Tao of Martha, which follows a party girl-turned-single mother who decides to write a book based on adjusting her life by following the teachings of Martha Stewart. Jake In Progress creator Austin Winsberg will adapt the idea into a series. Stewart won’t star but will potentially make regular voice-over appearances. At ABC, The Hollywood Reporter says Chelsea Handler is producing Discounted, a new pilot about a pair of half-sisters who run a furniture store that’s created by and would potentially star comedian Fortune Feimster. Elsewhere, Deadline reports that CBS and NBC have each bought two similarly-titled comedies, How to Grow Up and Grow the F**k Up, respectively. Unfortunately, the faux-edgy bleeped-out title trend started by $#*! My Dad Says and Don’t Trust the B—- is far from over.