J.J. Abrams Lands ‘Adulting’ Comedy With Fox

J.J. Abrams will executive-produce comedy that's based on an upcoming guide to being a modern grown-up

After years of giving you the chills, J.J. Abrams wants to tickle your funnybone.

Getty ImagesThe "Lost" and "Revolution" honcho is spreading his wings into the comedy arena with a new project, "Adulting," that has landed a put-pilot agreement with Fox, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.

The single-camera, half-hour project is based on the upcoming Kelly Williams Brown book "Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 387 Easy(ish) Steps."

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Abrams will executive-produce the project, which comes via his Bad Robot production company and Warner Bros. Television. Abrams' partner Bryan Burk will also executive-produce, with Kathy Lingg of Bad Robot serving as co-executive producer. Bad Robot's Athena Wickham will also serve as a producer.

Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, whose credits include the big-screen offerings "The Vow" and "Valentine's Day," will write and also serve as executive producers.

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Scheduled for release in May 2013 by Grand Central Publishing, Brown's book is billed as "an incredibly wise, absurdly relatable, totally hilarious guide to all the things that young adults think that they should know already – but don't."