Friends alum Dana Klein is developing a new project for 20th Century Fox.
Klein, who created CBS’ comedy Friends With Better Lives, is leaving Sony Pictures Television to work with 20th Century Fox, explains the Hollywood Reporter. Under the two-year pact, Klein will develop new projects for the studio.
CBS put in an order for Friends With Better Lives in May. The Kevin Connolly and James Van Der Beek comedy centers on a group of 30-something friends who each think the other has it better.
“We’ve done two pilots with her in the past two years … and that gave us a real chance to see her in action, and she’s just a very impressive writer and showrunner and she has many of the qualities we look for in someone,” 20th TV chairman Gary Newman told The Hollywood Reporter. “She has a strong vision, she’s extremely collaborative, has a great voice and is super funny. She writes very grounded characters in grounded situations; she takes big and bold swings with big moments in her shows, and we just loved the experience and are thrilled to have her here.”
Klein’s credits include working as a supervising producer on NBC’s Kath and Kim and starting as a consulting producer on Friends before getting promoted to supervising producer. In addition, she worked on the 20th TV pilot Table for Three. She is repped by UTA and Jackoway Tyerman.