Fox rolls dice with laffer

Net developing skein based on scribe's childhood

HOLLYWOOD — Fox is headed to Las Vegas with scribes Elizabeth Beckwith and John Rogers.

Net is developing a half-hour laffer based on Beckwith’s life growing up in the 702. Her clean-cut Catholic clan moved from Brooklyn to Las Vegas when Beckwith was a child.

Skein will focus on how the family tries to maintain their wholesome ways in Sin City, where they end up living across the street from their morally challenged relatives.

Beckwith, named one of Variety‘s 10 Comics to Watch in 2001, is taking her first stab at sitcom writing. In addition to her standup, Beckwith is a thesp whose credits include an upcoming guest shot on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and a recurring role on the short-lived CBS comedy “Ladies’ Man.”

Rogers is writing the Mark Burnett-produced WB pilot contender “Global Frequency.” He’s also been a writer on several features, including “The Core” and the upcoming “Catwoman,” and he was a producer on the CBS comedy “Cosby.” He’s currently penning “Jade Swords” for DreamWorks and “The Killing Floor” for New Line.

Beckwith’s repped by Paradigm, Rogers by CAA; both are managed by Rozon-Mercer.

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