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Eva Longoria to Star in Fox Comedy Pilot “Type-a”

16 March 2017 12:02 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

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Eva Longoria is headed back to the small screen to topline “Type-a,” a Fox comedy pilot. According to Deadline, the single-camera project follows “a group of consultants hand-picked to do the dirty work most professionals can’t handle: layoffs, downsizing, generally delivering horrible news. To everyone else, they’re the enemy — to one another, they’re family.”

The “Desperate Housewives” alumna will play Axler, an “ambitious, brutally honest consultant who is at war with her inner ‘nice girl.’”

The project hails from Lesley Wake-Webster (“New Girl”) and Jason Winer (“Modern Family”). The former penned the pilot, while the latter will direct. Both will serve as executive producers.

It’s only fitting that Longoria take the lead in a project titled “Type-a” — she seems like the kind of woman who would proudly self-identity as a Type-a personality. Best known as a Golden Globe-nominated actress, Longoria has found the time to launch UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, a production company with a first-look deal with Universal Pictures, direct episodes of TV series such as “Jane the Virgin,” work towards equality as a political activist, and complete her master’s degree in Chicano Studies from California State University, Northridge. Her amazing-sounding thesis is entitled, “Success Stems From Diversity: The Value of Latinas in Stem Careers.”

“People tend to put women in boxes: She’s sexy, she’s ambitious, she’s smart, she’s a mom … but [real] women are complex, and we are always underestimated,” Longoria has said. “Women are all of those things at the same time.” Her wonderfully diverse resume is a testament to that.

“Fox and 20th TV have been high on Longoria, courting her for multiple projects,” Deadline reports. She’ll guest star this spring on Fox’s “Empire.” Her recent acting credits include “Devious Maids,” “Telenovela,” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” and she served as an exec producer on the former two series.

Eva Longoria to Star in Fox Comedy Pilot “Type-a” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Ken Marino Among Four Cast In Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Type A’

15 March 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Ken Marino is set for a lead role opposite Eva Longoria in Fox's single-camera workplace comedy pilot from the Life In Pieces duo of executive producer Jason Winer and writer-producer Lesley Wake-Webster. Also set as regulars in the project are Kyle Bornheimer (Casual), Steve Harris (Legends) and Andy Richter (Conan). Written by Wake-Webster and loosely based on the book Assholes: A Theory by Aaron James, Type-a — in the vein of Up In The Air — is an office comedy about a… »

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Fox's Type-a Comedy Pilot Adds Richter, Bornheimer, Marino and Harris

15 March 2017 1:29 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

This is a lot of big Type-a personalities for one sitcom.

On the heels of news that Eva Longoria is set to star in Fox’s consultant-themed workplace comedy pilot, TVLine has learned that the Desperate Housewives alum will be joined by Conan sidekick Andy Richter, Casual‘s Kyle Bornheimer, Party Down‘s Ken Marino and The Practice‘s Steve Harris.

RelatedPilot Season ’17: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

The potential series centers on a team of corporate consultants hand-picked to do the dirty work most professionals can’t handle (i.e. layoffs, »

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Eva Longoria, Ken Marino, Andy Richter Sign on to Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Type-a’

15 March 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Eva Longoria has boarded Fox’s comedy pilot “Type-a,” Variety has learned. Longoria will play Axler, the ambitious, brutally honest consultant who is at war with her inner “nice girl.”

The former “Desperate Housewife” and “Telenovela” star will play the lead in the single-camera office comedy about a group of consultants hand-picked to do the dirty work most professionals can’t handle: layoffs, downsizing, generally delivering horrible news. To everyone else, they’re the enemy — to each other, they’re family. Lesley Wake Webster (“New Girl,” “The Odd Couple”) wrote the pilot, which will be directed by Jason Winer (“Modern Family”). Both are executive producing through their Small Dog Picture Company, which is producing with 20th TV.

Additionally, Ken Marino, Kyle Bornheimer, Steve Harris, and Andy Richter have also signed on.

Marino will play “Garland,” a slick, charming attorney — and total shark — who also happens to be Axler’s ex-boyfriend. Bornheimer »

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Eva Longoria to Play 'Brutally Honest Consultant' in Fox's Type-a Pilot

15 March 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Eva Longoria will be the bearer of bad news on (potentially) a weekly basis as the star of Type-a, Fox’s comedy pilot about a team of corporate consultants hand-picked to do the dirty work most professionals can’t handle (i.e. layoffs, downsizing, etc.).

The Desperate Housewives vet has signed on to play Axler, an ambitious, brutally honest consultant who is at war with her inner “nice girl.”

RelatedPilot Season ’17: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Penned by Life in Pieces scribe Lesley Wake-Webster, the project is loosely based on the »

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Fox Orders Two Workplace Comedy Pilots From Will Ferrell, ‘New Girl’ and ‘Modern Family’ Producers

30 January 2017 3:45 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox has picked up two comedy pilots for “Type A” and “La —> Vegas,” Variety has learned.

Both are 30-minute, single-camera comedies that will be produced by 20th Century Fox Television.

Hailing from executive producer Will Ferrell, “La —> Vegas” is an ensemble workplace comedy about a group of underdogs trying to find their place in the world, set on the Friday night flight from Lax to Vegas and the returning flight on Sunday, who all share the same goal: to come back a winner in the casino of life.

Lon Zimmet created the pilot and will serve as writer and executive producer, along with Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy of Gary Sanchez Productions.

“Type A” is an office comedy about a group of consultants hand-picked to do the dirty work most professionals can’t handle: layoffs, downsizing, generally delivering horrible news. To everyone else, they’re the enemy, but to each other, they »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Fox Picks Up Workplace Comedy Pilots ‘Type A’ & ‘Lax –> Vegas’

30 January 2017 3:45 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

As part of Fox’s push into workplace comedies this season, the network has picked two more single-camera projects in the genre to pilots, Type-a, from the Life In Pieces duo of executive producer Jason Winer and writer-producer Lesley Wake-Webster; and Lax –> Vegas, from writer Lon Zimmet (NBC's Superstore) and Gary Sanchez Prods. 20th Century Fox TV is the studio for both comedies, which join fellow workplace Fox/20th TV half-hour pilots, Linda From Hr and Thin Ice. Writt… »

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Fox Adds Pair of Workplace Comedy Pilots

30 January 2017 3:45 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Fox is adding to its comedy pilot haul with a pair of workplace entries.

The network on Monday handed out pickups to single-camera comedies Type A and L.A. to Vegas, both produced by studio counterpart 20th Century Fox Television.

Type A reunites Life in Pieces duo Lesley Wake Webster, who will pen the script, with Jason Winer, who will direct. The project is based on Aaron James' book Assholes: A Theory and is described as an office comedy about a group of consultants hand-picked to do the dirty work most professionals can’t handle like layoffs and downsizing — basically generally »

- Lesley Goldberg

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