A single-camera comedy from the creator of “New Girl” is in the works at the Fox Network. Fox announced today that it made a pilot production commitment to “Thin Ice,” from Liz Meriwether.
The show, from Meriwether, Ed Macdonald, Mark Grimmer and Katherine Pope, tracks a woman who finds herself in Antarctica, surrounded by a group of brilliant misfits.
David Madden, president of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting, made the announcement, which marks Meriwether’s first comedy development since “New Girl.”
The project is set to be produced in early 2017 by Twentieth Century Fox Television.
Said Meriwether: “Fox has been and continues to be such a great home for me with ‘New Girl.’ And now I’m looking forward to making a pilot about the sexiest place on earth — Antarctica.” She also quipped: “And, yes, we will be shooting on location, so I think we’re going to find a cast very soon.”
Madden commented in the announcement: “Liz is a great friend of ours, and her take on the important genre of South Pole comedy is as brilliant, specific and hilarious as ‘New Girl.’ ‘Thin Ice’ takes place in a world that half-hour television has never touched, and does it with original characters, an inimitable voice and Liz-style surprising romance. It’s as fresh and distinctive as anything we’ve read this year, and we’re excited to move forward with Liz and her fantastic team of Ed, Mark and Katherine.”