Greg Berlanti is adding yet another comedy to his large TV development slate.
The super producer behind the CW’s superhero shows is attached to exec produce “Pushing,” a comedy from writer/actress Marisa Coughlan that has landed at Fox, Variety has learned exclusively.
“Pushing” follows Sydney, who’s pushing 40, and decides to go back to work as a rock band manager while struggling to raise two small children and keep the passion alive with her husband, which is no problem because she’s got this — except for when she doesn’t.
The script was sold on spec from Coughlan, an actress, known for her role as Ursula in the cult favorite movie “Super Troopers.” This project marks her first major writing gig.
As a writer, Coughlan penned the TV movie “Lost and Found.” As an actress, she just reprised her role in “Super Troopers 2.” She also starred in “Freddy Got Fingered” and “Teaching Mrs. Tingle,” and her TV gigs have included an arc on “Bones” and a recurring part on “Boston Legal.” She is repped by CAA and Thruline Entertainment.
The single-cam, half-hour comedy hails from Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television where Berlanti Prods. is based. Berlanti will serve as exec producer with producing partner Sarah Schechter.
Berlanti Prods. is heavily focusing on comedy this development season. “Pushing” marks the third comedy currently in development, and the second in the works at Fox — just today, a script from Erin Foster, produced by Berlanti, also landed at the network. ABC is developing the comedy “Raised By Wolves” from Diablo Cody and Berlanti. As for Fox, “Pushing” is Berlanti’s third project at the network this cycle, joining a TV adaptation of the DC Comics character, “Black Lightning.” He also has an additional three dramas in development at ABC, and another series in the works at the CW, which is home to his shows “Supergirl,” “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Legends of Tomorrow” and the upcoming “Riverdale.” Over at NBC, the company is behind “Blindspot.”