Helmer James Burrows signs up for two pilots

Vet will direct 'Ab Fab,' '100 Questions' comedies

Veteran TV director James Burrows has signed on to direct two comedy pilots, Fox's "Absolutely Fabulous" and NBC's "100 Questions for Charlotte Payne."

Based on the British series, the Sony-produced "Ab Fab" revolves around neurotic fashion publicist Eddie (Kathryn Hahn) and her best friend, Patsy (Kristen Johnson), an outrageous fashion editor, who drive Eddie's sensible teen daughter, Saffron (Zosia Mamet), up the wall with their wild behavior.

The cast-contingent "Payne," from Universal Media Studios, is about a young woman's life in New York.

In the past couple of years, Emmy winner Burrows has directed the pilots for such series as "Gary Unmarred," "Back to You" and "The Big Bang Theory."

He is repped by ICM.
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