EXCLUSIVE: NBC is taking a second stab at developing a comedy series based on Life As I Blow It, the book by Chelsea Lately and After Lately writer-panelist Sarah Colonna. Denise Moss (Hackett) has been brought in to write/executive produce the project, originally developed last year with Colonna writing and Danielle Sanchez supervising. Colonna will now co-write the story with Moss, who will write the script. Happy Madison and Sony TV are back producing. Life As I Blow It will focus on the relationship of Colonna and her sister, who are brought together when Colonna loses her job and has to return to Arkansas where her sister’s life is also unraveling. Adding fuel to the fire is the sisters’ differing point of view on life and how Colonna’s nephew should be raised. While Colonna has no deal to star, the project is being developed as a potential starring vehicle for her. Happy Madison’s Doug Robinson is executive producing alongside Colonna, Moss, and New Wave Entertainment’s Abbey MacDonald, Brian Volk Weiss, and Michael Pelmont. Colonna, whose book debuted at No. 5 on the New York Times Bestseller list last year, is repped by APA and New Wave; Moss is with APA.
The sister writing team of Wendy & Lizzie Molyneux (Bob’s Burgers) have sold comedy pitch See You Next Tuesday! to ABC through 20th Century Fox TV. It’s an office comedy about a group of people who bond while working for the world’s worst boss. The duo will executive produce with Aaron Kaplan and Sean Perrone of Kaplan/Perrone. Before joining Bob’s Burgers, Wendy & Lizzie Molyneux wrote The Day I Turned Uncool for Paramount as well as the Black List script My Sister Is Marrying A Douchebag. Their current feature, We Hate Your Girlfiend, is being put together for Alison Brie. This marks the third sale for Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment this season via 20th TV. The Molyneux sisters are repped by WME and attorney Gregg Gellman.