Tina Fey sells female-driven sitcoms to Fox, NBC


Just because “30 Rock” is no longer on the air doesn’t mean Tina Fey’s resting on her laurels.

It’s been little more than six months since the sitcom had its last hurrah on NBC and the funnywoman, who signed a four-year development deal with Universal Television last fall, has already sold two sitcoms — and that’s just in the past week.

After a reported bidding war, Fox scooped up a comedy about a women’s college that decides to admit men for the first time. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the network placed a rare full-series order for the comedy — much like NBC did with “The Michael J. Fox Show” earlier this year. The comedy will be executive produced by Fey, her “30 Rock” co-showrunner Robert Carlock, and Matt Hubbard, who earned three Emmy nominations and one win for his work on that series.


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Earlier this week, NBC also bought a Fey and Carlock-produced pilot about a young woman living on Fire Island in New York, described by Deadline as a female-driven series “in the vein of ‘Cheers.’” The pitch came from Colleen McGuinness, formerly a writer and producer on “30 Rock.”

Alas, for Liz Lemon fans, Fey has no plans to star in either. But at this rate, it may not be too long.


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