Nellie Andreeva

Fox is still high on Kathryn Hahn, signing a new development/talent holding deal with the former Crossing Jordan co-star. Under the pact, the network is actively developing shows for her, primarily comedies. Fox first signed Hahn in a talent holding deal in 2008. Fox Entertainment president Kevin Reilly, who ran NBC during the second part of Crossing Jordan’s run, was a fan, as was Fox’s head of casting Marcia Shulman, who had kept an eye on Hahn since first seeing her at Yale School of Drama’s annual showcase for TV executives. That first talent deal with Fox led to Hahn being cast as one of the two leads in the 2009 pilot Ab Fab, an adaptation of the cult British comedy. This past development season, Fox cast Hahn in another comedy pilot, Most Likely to Succeed. “We just didn’t want to let her go,” said Shulman, who has drawn parallels between Hahn and the great Lucille Ball. “She is really hilarious and tremendously talented.Gersh-repped Hahn recently did an arc on HBO’s Hung. Her upcoming features include How Do You Know, My Idiot Brother and Wanderlust.

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