‘New Girl’ Creator Scores Fox Pilot With Production Commitment

Liz Meriwether will executive produce and write “Thin Ice”

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“New Girl” creator Liz Meriwether has landed a pilot production commitment for a new single-camera comedy at Fox, the network announced Tuesday.

The new series, currently titled “Thin Ice,” written by Meriwether, Ed Macdonald and Mark Grimmer, centers on a woman who reclaims her dreams when she finds herself at the end of the earth — in Antarctica — surrounded by a group of brilliant misfits.

“Fox has been and continues to be such a great home for me with ‘New Girl.’ And now I’m looking forward to making a pilot about the sexiest place on earth — Antarctica,” Meriwether said. “And, yes, we will be shooting on location, so I think we’re going to find a cast very soon.”

The series is a production of Twentieth Century Fox Television. Meriwether and Pope serve as executive producers; Macdonald and Grimmer serve as co-executive producers.

“Liz is a great friend of ours, and her take on the important genre of South Pole comedy is as brilliant, specific and hilarious as ‘New Girl,’” said David Madden, president of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company. “‘Thin Ice’ takes place in a world that half-hour television has never touched, and does it with original characters, an inimitable voice and Liz-style surprising romance. It’s as fresh and distinctive as anything we’ve read this year, and we’re excited to move forward with Liz and her fantastic team of Ed, Mark and Katherine.”