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Simon Cowell, Diablo Cody, and Glee’s Ian Brennan, Connoisseurs of Niche Talent That They Are, Will Make a Comedy About Synchronized Swimming

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Get in literal, physical formation, because Fox has ordered a synchronized-swimming comedy from a ragtag team of creative thinkers. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the high-concept comedy will be scripted by Juno scribe Diablo Cody and Glee co-creator Ian Brennan, with the ever-discerning Simon Cowell executive-producing. The untitled show is to center around Marion Lolo, a synchronized swimmer with 26 medals to her name, as well as  “one restraining order against her and zero friends.” Might something happen in Marion’s life to shake up those social difficulties? If the creative alliance behind this show tells us anything, it’s that stranger things have happened.

Simon Cowell, Diablo Cody Making Swimming Comedy