Beth Behrs to Star in Fox’s Lee Daniels Comedy Pilot ‘Our People’

“2 Broke Girls” alum to play “midwestern firecracker” Jenny in culture-clash single camera comedy

Beth Behrs
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“2 Broke Girls” alum Beth Behrs will star in the Fox comedy pilot “Our People” from executive producer Lee Daniels.

“Our People,” a single-camera comedy executive produced Daniels, is an adaptation of the Israeli format “Nevsu: A Young Multi-Cultural Couple” written by “30 Rock” and “Modern Family” alum Vali Chandrasekaran.

The pilot centers on a man from a bombastic African family who doesn’t have a word in their native language for “privacy” and his fiancée (Behrs) from a mid-western family as they try to build a normal life together.

Behrs’s character Jenny is described as a “midwestern firecracker” who is more inclined to fight against
discrimination than her fiance.

Chandrasekaran will executive produce alongside Pam Williams, Marc Velez, Yossi Vassa, Shai Ben-Atar and Liat Shavit on the series from Lee Daniels Entertainment and Endemol Shine in association with 20th Century Fox Television.

Behrs is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman.