Cristin Milioti, Nina Pedrad Comedy Gets Pilot Order at FX

Milioti and Pedrad will write and star in half-hour comedy pilot

Last Updated: June 8, 2016 @ 1:31 PM

FX has given a pilot order to an untitled comedy from Cristin Milioti and Nina Pedrad, the network announced Wednesday.

“How I Met Your Mother” alum Milioti and former “New Girl” writer Pedrad will co-write and co-star in the pilot, which follows Maxine, her best friends Natalie and Amy, and stepbrother Landis as they navigate the abject shit-storm that is adulthood.

Milioti will play Maxine, an entitled actress-turned-process-server who takes lemons and makes a fire out of lemons, burning herself and others. Max’s dysfunctional, tight-knit clan serves as her surrogate family and always lets her sing the Aaron Burr parts of Hamilton.

Pedrad will play Natalie, a sharp-witted and scientifically inclined seller weed and prescription drugs who blanches at the term “drug dealer.” She wants to be the Sheryl Sandberg of weed.

“We are so excited to be working with a network as fearless as FX and are honored to potentially join the fives of shows about women on television today,” Milioti and Pedrad said in a joint statement.

Pedrad will serve as showrunner on the series, and will executive produce alongside Milioti. “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” trio Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton will also serve as executive producers for RCG Productions.

3 Arts’ Michael Rotenberg and Nick Frenkel also executive produce.