TNT Sets Rashida Jones Pilot ‘Claws’

TNT has teamed with comedian Rashida Jones to develop a scripted dramedy pilot Claws, the network said Wednesday.

The pilot, executively produced by Jones and Will McCormack (Toy Story 4) revolves around the rise of five diverse and treacherous Florida manicurists in the traditionally male world of organize crime, said network officials.

Claws is written by co-executive producer Eliot Laurence (Welcome To Me).

The pilot marks Jones' second project for Turner this year, following her starring role in TBS’ Angie Tribeca.

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