Tina Fey’s New College-Themed Sitcom Was Greenlit by Fox
Wow, that didn’t take long at all! Comedic genius and all-around funny gal Tina Fey is about to have a brand new sitcom on the air — though it’s going to be a far-cry from her days as Liz Lemon on NBC’s 30 Rock.
According to People, Tina just received the official greenlight from Fox for her new multi-camera comedy series. While the series still remains untitled, word on the street is that it focuses on a women’s college that has decided to do the unthinkable: open its doors to male students for the first time ever. It already sounds like a Tina Fey show, am I right?
But don’t get your hopes up, everyone. Just because Tina has a new show on TV doesn’t mean you’ll get to watch her every week on the tube. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tina will not be starring in the comedy.
If you’re surprised to hear that Tina’s new show is going to be on Fox, you’re not the only one. The series ended up on Fox after the network won a bidding war with NBC. That must have been a bummer for the Peacock network, as we’re sure they would have wanted to keep Tina’s talent in their corner.
This project is the second success for Fey's Little Stranger production company this year. In case you missed the news, her company sold another Tina-written sitcom to NBC. That show (which is still in development) stars Ellie Kemper from The Office as a woman who escapes a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City. Sounds about right! NBC has ordered 13 episodes of the series, which is set to premiere in Fall 2014.