EXCLUSIVE: Another female Chelsea Lately regular is branching out on her own with Chelsea Handler‘s support. In a competitive situation, FX has landed Jen, a half-hour comedy executive produced, written by and starring Jen Kirkman, and executive produced by Handler. Set in Boston, the project centers on newly divorced Jen (Kirkman), a woman in her mid-30s who doesn’t want kids and once always did things the way you were supposed to but is now following her gut. Kirkman is executive producing with Borderline Amazing’s Handler, Tom Brunelle, and Brad Wollack. Kara Baker of Avalon Management serves as producer. Comedian Kirkman, repped by CAA and Avalon Managemrnt, is a writer and regular roundtable guest on Chelsea Lately and one of the stars of spinoff mockumentary show, After Lately. She has a weekly podcast called I Seem Fun: The Diary Of Jen Kirkman and just inked her second book deal with Simon & Schuster, a follow-up to her best-seller I Can Barely Take Care of Myself. Previous comedy projects of Chelsea Lately regulars backed by CAA-repped Borderline Amazing include half-hours with Fortune Feimster and Heather McDonald.
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