Fox Agrees to Put-Pilot Sitcom About Synchronized Swimming

If you had synchronized swimming in the “which aquatic sport will get a network sitcom first” pool, then you just came up aces.

Fox has given a put-pilot commitment to a currently-untitled sitcom about synchronized swimming. A put-pilot is a commitment by a network to air a pilot or face substantial financial penalties.

The show will be written by Ian Brennan (Glee, Scream Queens) and Diablo Cody (Juno, Ricki and the Flash) and will feature a single-camera format. The story will be about Marion Lolo- who has 26 synchronized swimming medals, a restraining order against her, and no friends.

Aquatic athletes have played as roles in a few television shows in the United States, including Pretty Little Liars; and internationally has been a central influence, as in the Australian drama Barracuda. No scripted American show focusing on an aquatic sports has ever been given a spotlight spot in network prime-time that we’re aware of, however.

The show will be produced by Century Fox TV in conjunction with Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment.

The show will have a female lead – part of a new focus for Fox to build off the success of New Girlstarring Zooey Deschanel.

 

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Not surprised about the no friends .Synchro girls are usually underwater but on land they are usually very good looking ( if not beautiful) , ultra slim , massive attention to detail & super flexible . Everything most young women are not . Plus their make up never runs & their hair never frizzes . Did I mention very nice teeth .

If you are not thus you won’t have any medals .

Cynthia mae Curran

I remember years ago, a coach trying to teaching me sycho moves to hard since I don’t have that level of flexibility. In CIF finals in 1975 a sycho swimmer won the 50 yard freestyle in 24 seconds that is like doing a 22.5 currently.

Cynthia mae Curran

I remember years ago, a coach trying to teaching me sycho moves to hard since I don’t have that level of flexibility. In CIF finals in 1975 a sycho swimmer won the 50 yard freestyle in 24 seconds that is like doing a 22.5 currently.

Cynthia mae Curran

sorry, double comments again, yak.

Cynthia mae Curran

I remember years ago, a coach trying to teaching me sycho moves to hard since I don’t have that level of flexibility. In CIF finals in 1975 a sycho swimmer won the 50 yard freestyle in 24 seconds that is like doing a 22.5 currently.

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