Angela Kinsey and Rachael Harris land television deal for ‘Dirty Blondes’ at Fox

By | October 9, 2012 at 4:41 pm | 4 comments | feature slider, News, TV/Movies | Tags: , , ,

Two of the most funny, yet under-the-radar women on television have inked an impressive deal with Fox to develop their own series. Angela Kinsey, best known as her work as Angela Martin on The Office and Rachael Harris — the comedy world’s go-to utility woman for television show arcs and guest spots (Reno 911!, New Girl, etc…) movies (The Hangover) and even commercials and hip Web videos — have teamed up for a series called Dirty Blondes, centered around their real-life friendship; more specifically, it follows the characters’ lives after their recent divorces. Kinsey and Harris have been friends for 16 years ever since meeting at the Groundlings theater in Los Angeles. Both have also gone through divorces in the last few years.

Fox has entered into a put pilot deal with the pair, according to Deadline. This means the pilot will see the light of day unless Fox wants to pay the producing studio — 20th Century Fox TV in this case — some stiff fines. Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is set to direct while Glee co-executive producer Stacy Traub created the show along with Kinsey and Harris. Traub will write the script. Kinsey is the second Office star to land a deal with Fox, as former Office writer and producer Mindy Kaling is in the midst of the first season of Fox’s The Mindy Project. And Kinsey’s Office co-star Rainn Wilson is set to star in his own spin-off on NBC. The Office is currently in its final season.

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  • WadeWWilson87

    I’m happy to see stars of The Office already landing on
    their feet in other places. This fall TV lineup has kept me and my Hopper
    really busy. I’m glad that I have a DVR that has plenty of memory, because I’ll
    be a watching every show that the previous stars of The Office make a leap
    onto. I don’t know about Kinsey yet, but a coworker at DISH believes Kaling to
    be a genius. I think that she definitely landed the chance to prove it to the
    world. Cheers to new shows with familiar faces.

  • williamkess
  • asshole grammar nazi

    Its not “most funniest.” I think its “mostest funniestests”

    • Dylan

      very funny. i fixed. at least you can admit you’re an asshole.