STATUS: previously in development (2007-2008 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from FOX's press release) Britney. Paris. Lindsay. When these are your role models, how does any girl ever learn how to grow up? Or cover up, for that matter? This is an envelope-pushing comedy about four twenty-somethings, living in the age of text messaging and Internet hookups, who have more interest in great clothes and great parties than in meaningful relationships and fulfilling careers. But when you live to party, at some point you're going to wake up with a hangover. Harsh reality dawns on publishing assistant ALLISON MILLER (Molly Stanton, "Twins") when her boss catches her in a state of undress after a hot copy-room tryst. Allison wants to be taken seriously at work, but that means changing everything, including her home life. And it won't be easy. Allison and her two roommates and best friends, STEVIE PITTS (Lacey Chabert, "Family Guy," "Party of Five") and KATE DELLAPINA (Dorian Brown), are living in an apartment that might as well be their old sorority house. Stevie is a Park Avenue nanny who wants to end up a trophy wife with gorgeous kids, while Kate, a full-time trust-fund baby and part-time sales girl at an upscale department store, is perfectly happy stealing free samples and flirting with married guys. If Allison is serious about growing up, she's going to need outside help. Help arrives in the form of Allison's overachieving Indian co-worker, RUPA KUMAR (Sarayu Rao, "Leela"). While Allison thinks Rupa can teach the girls how to be smart, professional women, Rupa's more interested in learning how to get out of her turtlenecks and into some trouble. As it turns out, there's a lot they can learn from each other. And if one of them is going to grow up, they're all going to do it, because no one should have to face the real world alone. From 20th Century Fox Television and Dawn Parouse Productions, THE HOT YEARS is created by playwright Elizabeth Meriwether and executive-produced by Dawn Parouse ("Prison Break." "Tru Calling") and Jeffrey Richman ("Wings," "Frasier").