Fox Passes on Tina Fey-Produced Comedy ‘Cabot College’

Tina Fey Robert Carlock Cabot College

The Fox network has taken a pass on the comedy “Cabot College,” produced by the “30 Rock” duo of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock for Universal Television.

Project from Universal TV had received a series commitment from Fox but never got a formal greenlight for production after the pilot was shot last spring. Matt Hubbard, another “30 Rock” alum, penned the script set at a women’s college that begins accepting men for the first time.

Asif Ali, Margaret Cho, Jack Cutmore-Scott and Bonnie Dennison toplined the pilot. It’s unclear if Universal TV plans to shop the project to other outlets.

Fey and Carlock also have a midseason order from NBC for the Ellie Kemper starrer “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”


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  1. Blonde, blue-eyed Jesus says:

    This sucks! This show would have made a great addition to Fox’s “funny ladies block” (if you will) with New Girl and The Mindy Project, which have helped to fill the void left by NBC’s former Thursday night comedies.

    What’s the real story? Fight over money?

    • sammyglick says:

      The real story is that people have grown tired of Ms. Fey’s one-note act. If she’s going to continue playing Liz Lemon, it’ sure won’t be on Fox’s dime…

      • Jenny says:

        she wasn’t going to be in the pilot as an actor.

        The article clearly stated that she was a producer, and that the actors included Asif Ali, Margaret Cho, Jack Cutmore-Scott and Bonnie Dennison.

    • Reader says:

      Or…maybe the pilot just wasn’t very good.

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