Adulting, a half-hour single-camera comedy from The Vow co-writers Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, Warner Bros TV and J.J. Abrams’ studio-based Bad Robot, has landed at Fox with a put pilot commitment.
Adulting is based on the upcoming book Adulting: How To Become A Grown-Up In 387 Easy(ish) Steps by Oregon-based journalist Kelly Williams Brown, which spawned from Brown’s blog of the same name. The blog is described as a quirky, humorous guide on how to become an adult. In it, she dishes out advice on a wide range of issues, from how to take care of your basic human needs, how to discuss politics with friends, how not to look like a slut at work, how to deal with dangerous toasters and how to shut down office creepers (Watch one of Brown’s videos below). The tone of the blog and Brown’s persona appear close to Fox’s quirky New Girl, making Adulting a potential companion for the network’s flagship comedy.
Kohn and Silverstein are executive producing Adulting with Abrams and Bryan Burk. Kathy Lingg is a co-executive producer, and Athena Wickham is a producer. Adulting marks the third sale for Bad Robot this season. The company’s two dramas, a high-concept show from Alfonso Cuarón and robot-cop drama written by J.H. Wyman, landed at NBC and Fox, respectively, with pilot production commitments.