Fox takes to Liefer laffer

Project based on an idea by Spielberg

It’s shaping up to be a busy development season for comedy scribe Carol Leifer, who has landed a script at Fox about two divorced women in New York.

Single-camera laffer, set up through NBC Universal TV Studio and DreamWorks TV, focuses on the unlikely friendship between two high-society femmes with very different personalities. Project is based on an idea by Steven Spielberg.

“It’s a very fertile area for comedy,” NBC Universal TV Studio prexy Angela Bromstad said of the concept.

Leifer will exec produce with DreamWorks TV toppers Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.

DreamWorks, NBC U TV and Leifer are also actively developing the half-hour “Never in My Wildest,” which has a cast-contingent order at CBS.

Leifer is also developing a comedy pilot for Nick at Nite about the real life of the cabler’s “Search for the Funniest Mom in America” winner, Minnesota single mother Darlene Westgor.

Leifer’s credits include serving as a writer and producer on “Seinfeld,” as well as writing and serving as a supervising producer on “The Larry Sanders Show.” She starred in and exec produced her own WB comedy, “Alright Already,” and co-created/exec produced “The Ellen Show.” She also served as a judge on CBS’ revival of “Star Search” and wrote for “Saturday Night Live.”

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