Liz Meriwether is having a busy pilot season, as Fox has picked up another project from the New Girl creator, a comedy called BLESS THIS MESS.
Meriwither is writing and executive producing the project with Lake Bell, who will also direct and star in the pilot. Katherine Pope also serves as EP.
Story follows a newlywed couple who give up their drab and unfulfilling lives in NYC and move to Nebraska to live a simpler life. It doesn’t work out like they planned.
Bless This Mess marks Meriwether’s third pilot this season, practically ensuring she will be busy despite wrapping up the seventh and final season of New Girl, which will premiere with eight episodes starting in April.
The writer/producer also has Single Parents, also at Fox, as well as Daddy Issues at ABC. However, Bless This Mess is the only project she is also a writer on.
In addition to the two Meriwether projects, Fox has also picked up retirement community comedy Cool Kids, Lee Daniels’ first comedy Our People and Rel, based on Lil Rel’s real life, among other projects, in contention for slots on its 2018-19 schedule.