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Type-A & LAX –> Vegas - Workplace Comedies Receive Pilot Orders at FOX

As part of Fox’s push into workplace comedies this season, the network has picked two more single-camera projects in the genre to pilots, Type-A, from the Life In Pieces duo of executive producer Jason Winer and writer-producer Lesley Wake-Webster; and LAX –> Vegas, from writer Lon Zimmet (NBC’s Superstore) and Gary Sanchez Prods. 20th Century Fox TV is the studio for both comedies, which join fellow workplace Fox/20th TV half-hour pilots, Linda From HR and Thin Ice.

Written by Wake-Webster loosely based on the book “Assholes: A Theory” by Aaron James, Type-A — in the vein of Up In the Air — is an office comedy about a group of consultants hand-picked to do the dirty work most professionals can’t handle: layoffs, downsizing, generally delivering horrible news. To everyone else, they’re the enemy – to each other, they’re family.

Zimmet’s LAX –> Vegas, which Fox bought as a spec last summer, is an ensemble workplace comedy set on the Friday night flight from LAX to Vegas and the returning flight on Sunday. It is about a group of underdogs trying to find their place in the world who all share the same goal: to come back a winner in the casino of life. In addition to writing, Zimmet executive produces with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay & Chris Henchy’s Gary Sanchez Prods.