Fox Orders Workplace Comedy Pilot

Fox has given a pilot order to an untitled single-camera workplace comedy from writer-actress Laura Steinel (Red Oaks). The League co-creator Jeff Schaffer has been tapped to direct.

Steinel 2The project, from 20th Century Fox TV, enters around Jane, who is caught between trying to manage her charmingly incompetent human resources department and a new eccentric CEO who dreams of bringing the New Jersey plastics plant into the future.

Steinel penned the script in her pilot writing debut and will co-executive produce. She is not attached to act. Sue Naegle executive produces. Schaffer also will exec produce. Last year, Steinel also did a pilot but as an actress, co-starring in ABC’s NBA comedy. Steinel is repped by UTA, Principato-Young and Ziffren Brittenham.

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