Fox has ordered a trio of pilots including a comedy pilot from “The Office” star/producer Mindy Kaling and Universal Television.
In addition to starring, Kaling would executive produce with Howard Klein. Project was originally intended for NBC, which passed, opening it up for another bidders.
The untitled pilot is described as a young “Bridget Jones”-type doctor trying to navigate both her personal and professional lives.
Sale of the project marks the second time in as many days that Universal TV has steered a pilot outside of NBC, consistent with the studio’s modus operandi heading into this development season. CBS announced another Universal TV order earlier Monday, from Louis C.K. and Spike Feresten.
“Jefe” centers on a guy from a wealthy family who has never made his own way who is ejected from the family home and winds up having to live with his family’s housekeeper.
Sony has also sold to Fox an untitled drama from Josh Berman and Rob Wright of Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva” about a female doctor who is working for the mafia. Michael Dinner (“Justified”) is also on board to executive produce and direct.