NBC has given a put pilot commitment to a single-camera comedy from Fresh Off the Boat creator/executive producer Nahnatchka Khan and co-executive producer Kourtney Kang and actor-director Fred Savage. The project hails from 20th Century Fox TV where all three are under overall deals. It also marks the first project sold through Khan’s Fierce Baby production banner which was launched as a full-fledged pod this summer with the hire of Mandy Summers as head of development.
Written by Kang based on her life, the untitled comedy will explore what it’s like to grow up as the only girl in the only mixed race family in the suburbs of Philadelphia, dealing with real-world issues like race and gender while never losing focus of her life goal… to become a Laker Girl like her idol, Paula Abdul.
Kang, Khan and Savage executive produce, with Savage set to direct the potential pilot.
Khan is showrunner of 20th TV’s ABC comedy Fresh Off the Boat and directed the upcoming Season 3 premiere, which which was shot in Taiwan. She is repped by WME.
Savage recently starred on the 20th TV comedy series for Fox The Grinder before segueing to an overall deal with the studio. He has directed episodes of 20th TV comedies Modern Families, Friends with Better Lives and The Crazy Ones, among others. Savage is repped by WME and attorney Karl Austen.
Kang, repped by UTA and attorney Ken Richman, was on 20th TV’s hit CBS comedy series HIMYM for its entire run, joining as a writer after the pilot and working her way up to executive producer.