August 14, 2013 6:19pm PT by Lacey Rose, Lesley Goldberg
Tina Fey-Matt Hubbard Comedy Sparks Network Bidding War
Tina Fey, Matt Hubbard and Robert Carlock are at the top of multiple networks' wish lists.
A comedy from the 30 Rock trio has ignited a highly competitive bidding war among the broadcast nets, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The untitled comedy, which takes place at a former all-girls college that has just opened its doors to men for the first time, has NBC, Fox and other networks interested in making the project their own.
Hubbard is set to pen the half hour effort, with Fey, Carlock and 3 Arts' David Miner joining him as executive producers on the project from Universal Television, where Fey is under a four-year overall deal. Coming off of a lengthy run on 30 Rock, Fey has no plans to star.
The project marks the second for the former 30 Rock creator this development season. Fey reteamed with co-showrunner Carlock for an untitled comedy from 30 Rock writer-producer Colleen McGuinness, which sold this week to NBC. That project, also from Universal TV, is a workplace comedy in which a woman reconnects with her estranged father and finds a new home and family on Fire Island.
Both comedies hail from Fey's Little Stranger banner, where Eric Gurian heads development..
Fey is repped by WME, 3 Arts and Ziffren Brittenham; Hubbard is with UTA and Hansen Jacobson; Carlock is repped by WME.