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Fox Orders Comedy Pilot Produced and Starring Lake Bell

Fox Broadcasting said it ordered a comedy pilot that will be executive produced, co-written and star Lake Bell.

Bless This Mess is about a newlywed couple that give up their lives in New York City and moves to a simpler life. Because this is a comedy, things don’t work out as planned.

The single-camera comedy is not aimed at the fall season. The network calls it an off-season pilot that will be shot in June.

20th Century Fox is the studio for the project.

Liz Meriwether and Katherine Pope also serve as executive producers and writers.

Related: FOX Orders Pilots For Drama, Comedy Series

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