Amy Sherman-Palladino is getting closer to bringing her brand of fast-talking, wise-cracking back to primetime.
The venerated "Gilmore Girls" creator is masterminding a multi-camera FOX comedy tentatively titled "The Return of Jezebel James." The network ordered the script this summer and has now greenlit a pilot.
According to the industry trades, the pilot focuses on two sisters who bond when one of them agrees to carry the other's baby. While "Gilmore Girls" is a buddy comedy about a mother-daughter who could be sisters, the main characters in "Jezebel" are separated by a wide age gap. They've also been estranged for years and never developed any kind of relationship.
Sherman-Palladino will write, direct and executive produce the pilot, now set up at Regency TV.
"Jezebel" marks a return to the multi-camera format for Sherman-Palladino, who launched her career working as a writer and producer on "Roseanne," where she earned an Emmy nomination for writing in 1992. She was also a writer and executive producer on "Veronica's Closet" before creating "Gilmore Girls."Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times