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Fox’s last pilot of the season is getting the green light.
The network on Monday has handed out a straight-to-series order for comedy Pivoting, starring Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings), Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time) and Maggie Q (Nikita). Sources say the order is for 10 episodes.
The half-hour, single-camera series revolves around three women after the death of their childhood best friend. Faced with the reality that life is short, in desperate attempts to find happiness, they make a series of impulsive, ill-advised and self-indulgent decisions, strengthening their bond proving it’s never too late to screw up your life.
Liz Astrof (The Connors, 2 Broke Girls) penned the script and exec produces the comedy, which is a co-production between Warner Bros. TV, Fox Entertainment and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. Kaplan and Kapital’s Dana Honor also exec produce, with Tristram Shapeero having directed the pilot. Tommy Dewey, JT Neal and Marcello Julian Reyes round out the cast.
Pivoting was the last pilot order awaiting a decision at Fox. The comedy was originally picked up to pilot last year and saw Fox extend the options on the cast in order to film it after the pandemic derailed its original production schedule last year.
Pivoting becomes Fox’s second new live-action scripted comedy for the upcoming 2021-22 broadcast season, joining Paul Feig’s This Country. Overall, the network picked up three of its five pilots to series for next season, with drama The Cleaning Lady the third make the schedule. Fox also went straight to series on country music drama Monarch and Lee Daniels drama Our Kind of People, with a half-hour animated comedy from Dan Harmon also set to join the network’s roster in 2022.
In terms of returning scripted originals, Fox announced its first live-action pickup for 2021-22 with the second season renewal for Call Me Kat coming earlier Monday. The network has already renewed the bulk of its animation roster, with Bob’s Burgers, Duncanville, Family Guy, The Great North and The Simpsons all set to return.
Keep track of all the renewals, cancellations and new series orders with THR‘s handy scorecard.
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