Adulting Blog And Book To Be Adapted For Fox Comedy Pilot, Produced By J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot

Fox has handed out another put pilot commitment today, this time to a comedy based on a book spawned by a blog. Adulting draws on the advice of Kelly Williams Brown, an Oregon journalist whose off-beat blog helps those of us still struggling with growing up learn how to act like adults. The single-camera comedy comes from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and writers Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein of The Vow.

The book which Deadline says the project stems from is called Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 387 Easy(ish) Steps. It's due to be released on May 7, 2013, and mines from the blog created by Brown on such diverse topics of adulthood as how to avoid looking like a slut at work, how to have political discussions with friends, and everyday tasks some adults seem to have trouble with, such as shutting the cupboard door when you are finished with it. Brown also offers practical advice such as how to change a tire and the importance of voting, all with a quirky but dry sense of humor. Brown also offers advice via videos - check out her advice on avoiding second-hand “danger toasters”.

While that’s actually Brown in the video, there’s no word on whether or not she’ll appear in the show if it goes forward, or on what level of involvement she’ll have in the project. With the current trend towards female-fronted comedies, this one looks promising.