Twitter Celeb Kelly Oxford Sold a Comedy to Fox
4:30 pm, October 25th | by Colette McIntyre
Looks like your dad was wrong and that “tweety-tweets nonsense” can, in fact, get you a real career. Kelly Oxford, who rose to fame thanks to her hilariously acerbic blog and Twitter, has sold yet another TV pilot, this time landing a script commitment from Fox. The network has put Oxford’s single-camera comedy into development, which is more than you can say for that guy cluttering up your Twitter feed with his thoughts on Pokémon X. According to Deadline, the untitled project centers on a young single mother who runs the recreation department of a senior center. The show is based on Oxford’s real-life experiences. Warner Bros TV is set to produce, with Oxford co-executive producing.
This isn’t Oxford’s first foray into scriptwriting: the now full-time comedy writer sold a family comedy based on her popular blog to CBS in 2011 and another script to NBC just last season. In addition to her Fox show, she has a feature comedy screenplay called Son of a Bitch in development with Warner Bros, which is, in her own words, about a “young stoner who tries to maintain her popular party image even after discovering she’s pregnant.” Oxford is also penning the follow-up to her bestselling first book, Everything Is Perfect When You’re A Liar, which will be another collection of essays called I Can’t Believe I Forgot To Tell You This. She also still has over 550,000 followers on Twitter and is a total babe. Oh, and she can solve a Rubik’s Cube in under one minute. She turned down a kiss from Ryan Gosling. She knows where you left that shirt you were looking for all morning. I hear her hair’s insured for $10,000. Kelly Oxford is flawless.