Zoey Deschanel to star in TV comedy for Fox
It looks like Zoey Deschanel can now add TV star to her resume, the actress has inked a deal to star in a new single-camera comedy TV pilot for Fox, from writer-producer Liz Meriwether, 20th TV and studio-based Chernin Entertainment. Deadline reports that Deschanel has been circling both the pilot on Fox and a spot on NBC's The Office, but as of last night she chose to go with the pilot.
The Liz Meriwether project is currently untitled, but was once called Chicks and Dicks. It's described as a young ensemble comedy about the sexual politics of men and women. The show will follow "Jessica (Deschanel), an optimistic but unlucky in love elementary school teacher who, after her most recent break-up, moves out of her apartment with her ex and moves in with 3 juvenile guys."
This is a smart move for Deschanel in my opinion. Not only does it put her under the same roof as her sister, Emily, who stars on the Fox/20th TV series Bones. It also makes her the main star of the show. I would have loved to see her on The Office, but this is good move for her. Let's hope that it gets picked up.