30 Rock alum Matt Hubbard, creator/showrunner of Fox’s comedy pilot Cabot College, which is on a series track, has inked a new two-year overall deal with the project’s studio, Universal TV, which also produced 30 Rock. Under the pact, Hubbard will continue on Cabot College, which he is executive producing with Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, and will develop and supervise new projects for the studio. Currently a consulting producer on NBC/Uni TV’s Parks & Recreation, Hubbard spent the last seven seasons as a writer/producer on NBC’s 30 Rock, most recently as a co-executive producer. He won a best comedy writing Emmy in 2009 for the Reunion episode and was subsequently nominated again in this category in 2010 and 2011. He also shared in the show’s best comedy series wins in 2008 and 2009. “Matt is a funny, smart writer with the ability to write hard jokes and great story,” said Uni TV EVP Uni TV Bela Bajaria. Hubbard is repped by UTA and attorney Ken Richman.
Ely Henry (Suburgatory) and Asif Ali have been cast as leads in Cabot College, Fox‘s multi-camera comedy pilot from Matt Hubbard, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Directed by Pam Fryman, the comedy is set at a women’s college that begins accepting men for the first time. Henry, repped by David Dean Management, and Ali, repped by David Shapira & Assoc. and Aligned Entertainment, will play two of the four male freshmen recently admitted to Cabot College.
Brandon Jones has been cast in Fox‘s multi-camera comedy pilot/soon-to-be-series created/executive produced by Matt Hubbard and exec produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Directed/exec produced by Pam Fryman, the comedy is set at a women’s college that begins accepting men for the first time. Jones, repped by Greene & Associates and Velocity Entertainment, will play Gerald White, one of the four male students at the college — strapping, handsome, corn-fed, incredibly naive, from a town of 300 in Utah and a devoutly Mormon family.
Chelsea Lately regular and writer Fortune Feimster has been cast in Fox‘s multi-camera comedy pilot/soon-to-be-series created/executive produced by Matt Hubbard and exec produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Directed/exec produced by Pam Fryman, the comedy, which has a series penalty, is set at a women’s college that begins accepting men for the first time in its history. Feimster, repped by Gersh and Truhett-Garcia Management and attorney Lev Ginsburg, will play Becca, a popular sophomore at the college, an out-of-the-closet lesbian who is not tortured by her sexual orientation in the least. A three-sport varsity athlete, she is outgoing, extremely loud and a raucous partier.
EXCLUSIVE: Third Watch and Guiding Light alumna Bonnie Dennison has landed a lead role in Fox‘s multi-camera comedy pilot created/executive produced by 30 Rock co-executive producer Matt Hubbard and exec producer by 30 Rock creator/co-showrunner Tina Fey and co-showrunner Robert Carlock. Directed/exec produced by Pam Fryman, the untitled comedy is set at a women’s college that begins accepting men for the first time in its history. Dennison, repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and manager Rob Gomez, will play Thena (originally named Callie), a pretty but uptight sophomore, a hard-core feminist and leader of the sizable population of Cabot College that does not want men on campus. However, her militance masks a vulnerable and romantic side that pops up in unexpected ways. Universal TV is producing, with 3 Arts’ David Miner also exec producing.
EXCLUSIVE: A multi-camera comedy from 30 Rock co-executive producer Matt Hubbard, creator/co-showrunner Tina Fey and co-showrunner Robert Carlock already had a series commitment from Fox where it landed in August in a bidding war. Now the project has received a formal pilot green light, with Pam Fryman set to direct and executive produce. It is one of two high-profile comedy pilots for next fall Fryman is already slated to direct and exec produce, along with the How I Met Your Mother proposed spinoff, How I Met Your Dad. Fryman directed the pilot for the mothership CBS series and has served as director and executive producer for its entire nine-season run.
The Hubbard/Fey project is set at a women’s college that, for the first time in its history, begins accepting men. It hails from Universal Television where Hubbard, Fey and Carlock are under overall deals, and Fey’s Little Stranger. Hubbard wrote the script and is executive producing with Fey, Carlock and 3 Arts’ David Miner. This marks the second greenlight for Little Stranger in its first development season under a four-year deal Fey inked with Uni TV last fall. The company has a straight-to-series 13-episode order at NBC for a comedy penned by Fey and Carlock and starring Ellie Kemper. It also has a script by Colleen McGuinness in contention at NBC. Uni TV has two comedy series on …