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Fox Orders Comedy Pilot ‘Thin Ice’ From ‘New Girl’ Creator Liz Meriwether

Proposed Single Camera Sitcom Planned for 2017

Fox has made a pilot production commitment to the single camera comedy “Thin Ice” from Liz Meriwether. Written by Meriwether, Ed Macdonald and Mark Grimmer, and executive produced by Meriwether and Katherine Pope, “Thin Ice” centers on a woman who reclaims her dreams when she finds herself at the end of the earth – in Antarctica – surrounded by a group of brilliant misfits. The project will be produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television in early 2017.

“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,” said Meriwether. “And, yes, we will be shooting on location, so I think we’re going to find a cast very soon,” she joked.

“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,” noted David Madden, President, Fox Entertainment. ”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.”

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. Now we know who has pull at FOX…

    Six years of awful ratings for her awful show and Liz Meriwether is richly rewarded with more cash to make another flop.

    Amazing there hasn’t been a shareholder lawsuit about the management of FOX (or NBC or CW) yet…