Two alums from the underrated ABC comedy (and old favorite of mine) The Job, co-star Diane Farr and co-creator/executive producer Peter Tolan, have set up hourlong projects at Fox. Farr’s project is based on her upcoming semi-autobiographical book You Can’t Love One of Them, while Tolan’s is a medical drama written by Glen Mazzara (The Shield). Both have received script commitments.
Farr’s show hails from 20th Century Fox TV and production/management company Generate, which has an overall deal with the studio. Farr will write and produce the project, which revolves around several interracial couples living in the South in a post-Obama world. Farr, whose husband is of Korean decent, developed the characters after tracking couples across America for the past five years. Generate principals Pete Aronson (The Bernie Mac Show) and Jordan Levin are executive producing. In addition to her acting credits, which include Rescue Me, Californication and Numbers, the UTA-repped Farr is a writer, penning a syndicated column for Tribune Media and contributing to magazines.
The untitled Glen Mazzara project, from Sony TV where Tolan is based, centers on a burnt-out doctor who joins a neighborhood medical clinic. Hawthorne executive producer/showrunner Mazzara is executive producing with Tolan. This is Tolan’s third sale this season. He landed a put pilot commitment at NBC for workplace comedy Brave New World, which he is writing. Additionally, he is exec producing an untitled half-hour from writer DJ Nash set up at ABC. Tolan and Mazzara are with CAA.