Rashida Jones and Writing Partner Will McCormack Sell a Pilot to Fox

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Just a week after it was announced she’ll be leaving Parks and Recreation this season along with Rob Lowe, Rashida Jones already has a new TV show in the works. Only this time, she’ll be serving as a producer and not an actress. Deadline reports that Jones and writing partner Will McCormack, who wrote and produced last year’s Celeste & Jesse Forever together, have received a put pilot commitment from Fox for a new comedy called Stuck. It’s a single-camera show following a middle-aged woman who gets her immature daughter a job at the bank she works at, only to have her daughter promoted to being her boss within a day. As of now, it looks like Jones won’t have an on-camera role in the show. Stuck was created by Parks and Rec writer/producer Alexandra Rushfield.

Rashida Jones and Will McCormack signed a two-year development deal with Warner Bros. Television back in January to write and produce both comedy and drama shows, and Stuck is the first project to come from that deal. Jones and costar Rob Lowe will be leaving Parks and Recreation halfway through season six, after the show’s 13th episode, with co-creator Mike Schur attributing the departure to a creative decision.