EXCLUSIVE: Losing Our Cool, a single-camera comedy from feature writer Shauna Cross (Whip It!) and Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire, has landed at Fox with a put pilot commitment. Cross is making her TV debut writing the project, which tells the story of adult friendships after parenthood and how having a kid forces you to hang with people you have nothing in common with, other than the fact that your dumbass kids play together. These awkward, funny friendships form the social lives of three wildly different couples.
Cross will executive produce with Fake Empire’s Schwartz, Savage and Len Goldstein through Warner Bros. TV where the company is under a deal. For Schwartz, this marks a return to the network where he first found success with his high school drama The O.C. Breaking into comedy has been a priority for Fake Empire, which has built its brand on younger-skewing dramas, most recently Chuck, which ended its run on NBC last season, and the four series the company has on the schedule this coming season: Gossip Girl, Hart Of Dixie and newcomers The Carrie Diaries and Cult, all on the CW.
Losing Our Cool joins high-concept school drama Copeland Prep, which Fake Empire just sold to the CW. Cross, repped by WME and attorney Karl Austen, recently co-wrote ensemble comedy What To Expect What You’re Expecting.