Indie darling Zoey Deschanel has closed a deal to star in Fox’s untitled single-camera comedy pilot from writer-producer Liz Meriwether, 20th TV and studio-based Chernin Entertainment. Deschanel had been in negotiations for the pilot while also considering a gig on NBC’s The Office, but ultimately went with the pilot, closing her deal last night. The Liz Meriwether project, originally titled Chicks and Dicks, is described as a young ensemble comedy about the sexual politics of men and women. It centers on 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. The project brings Deschanel under the same roof as her sister, Emily, who stars on the Fox/20th TV series Bones.
Zooey Deschanel Now Set For Fox Pilot
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