EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea Handler is helping another female comedy performer break into television. Handler and Tom Brunelle’s Borderline Amazing Prods. has sold a comedy project to NBC created by and starring Ingrid Haas (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World). Based on Haas’ real life, the relationship comedy centers around a father and daughter. When Ingrid’s parents come to visit her in Los Angeles, she accidentally breaks up their marriage, forcing Ingrid’s dad, Wayne, to move in with her and her roommate in their Melrose Place-style apartment building. Handler, Brunelle, and Chelsea Lately co-executive producer Brad Wollack will Executive Produce and supervise Haas’ script. Universal TV is producing the project, which stems from the rich new overall deal Handler inked with E! late last year, which includes a first-look pact for her company with NBC Universal. Last season, CAA-repped Borderline Amazing, which is behind both Chelsea Lately and After lately on E!, produced the NBC comedy Are You There, Chelsea?
Haas, repped by CAA and Mosaic, is a classically trained Canadian actress who performed Shakespearean Theatre before switching to comedy. Since moving to the US, she performs regularly at the UCB theatre and is a contributor to Hellogiggles.com. She recently did Michael Kosta’s Comedy Central pilot and Craig Robinson’s VH1 pilot.