Studio City, an hourlong project from former Grey’s Anatomy executive producer Krista Vernoff and John Wells, has landed at Fox with a put pilot commitment. Set in present-day Studio City, CA, the family dramedy described as “The O.C. meets Shameless” was inspired by Vernoff’s real-life experience growing up as the daughter of a drug dealer to the stars. John Wells Prods. and Warner Bros. TV, where the company is based, are producing.
The project expands Vernoff’s relationship with Wells and Warner Bros. after writing three episodes for the third season of Showtime’s dysfunctional-family dramedy Shameless, developed and executive produced by Wells through Warners. Vernoff and Wells executive produce Studio City with JWP’s Andrew Stearn.
CAA-repped Vernoff most recently wrote and executive produced the E! drama pilot Songbyrd. This marks the second put pilot commitment for CAA-repped JWP this season. The company also has The Devil’s Advocate, based on the 1997 feature, at NBC.