Zooey Deschanel is following in the footsteps of her older sister Emily by getting her own TV show. The actress has landed the lead role in a comedy pilot on, you guessed it, the Fox network. According to Variety, Deschanel has officially signed the deal to headline the series from writer Liz Meriwether (No Strings Attached).
The trade reports that the single-cam laffer, known as “Chicks & Dicks” before Fox gave it a green light, is an ensemble project that explores the sexual politics of men and women via a woman who moves in with three boorish men. We can see Deschanel headlining something like this. This is some pretty great casting.
The real question is: who will play the three men? We’d love for Joseph Gordon-Levitt to reunite with the actress but we think he’s had his fair share of television. He grew up on a TV comedy (“30 Rock From the Sun“). Plus, he’s too busy working on more important things like The Dark Knight Rises. We can dream, can’t we?
What do you think of Deschanel heading to the small screen? What other actors should join the cast?