Sometimes life throws us a devastating curveball that we never could have seen coming, even with our eyes wide open. When these curveballs come, we have two options: either face it head-on and try to catch it, or duck out of its way and hope it doesn’t smack you in the face.
One thing’s for sure, though: one of the worst possible plot twists in anyone’s life would be the unexpected death of a loved one.
In Fox’s new single-camera show Pivoting, that’s the kind of unexpected turn of events that the show’s protagonists will be attempting to navigate – but we’ll get to those details a little later!
Pivoting first landed its development deal in November 2019 in a script-plus-penalty deal that included ordering a second backup script. By May 2021, Fox had ordered the project to series.
Here’s everything that we know so far about Fox’s Pivoting!
Who’s in charge of Pivoting?
Comedy writer Liz Astrof is credited as the Pivoting creator, executive producer, and writer. Astrof’s previous works include 2 Broke Girls, The King of Queens, Last Man Standing, and Raising Hope.
She’s working with Aaron Kaplan from his Kapital Entertainment production company, as well as Dana Honor, as fellow executive producers.
Tristram Shapeero is slated to executive produce and direct the pilot.
Lastly, Warner Bros. Television and Fox Entertainment join Kaplan Entertainment as production studios for the series.
What’s Pivoting going to be about?
Deadline reports that the Pivoting logline reads:
“Pivoting follows three women after the death of their childhood best friend. Faced with the reality that life is short, in desperate attempts to find happiness, they make a series of impulsive, ill-advised, and self-indulgent decisions, strengthening their bond and proving it’s never too late to screw up your life.”
The show is set in a “small, middle-class town in Long Island” and brings a touch of comedy to a tragic situation.
Instead of dealing with their grief in small steps, the three remaining best friends – Amy, Jodie, and Sarah – decide that this is the best time to chase happiness while they still have time.
Whether that’s the best course to take or not, well – we’ll have to watch the show to see for ourselves!
Who’s starring in Pivoting?
Amy, the producer of a local cooking show, will be played by Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings); she wants to spend more time with her kids but remains pretty clueless about parenting. Her husband Henry, who is a private contractor, was the next character to be cast and will be played by Tommy Dewey (Casual).
The casting for the second of the three best friends was announced in May. Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time) will be playing Jodie, a mother of three and a wife who, in an attempt to escape her smothering husband, has an affair with the gym trainer (to be played by JT Neal (Bless This Mess).
The latest casting announcement was just this December – Maggie Q (Nikita) is slated to play the last best friend, Sarah! She’s a recently divorced doctor whose wife had an affair, and who’s now on the pursuit for the more simple joys in life.
Fox’s Pivoting is set to premiere on Sunday, January 9th at 8:30/7:30 central. After which (on January 13th) the new comedy series will move to its regular time slot of Thursdays at 9:30/8:30 central.