It’s one thing for the TV world to know Westport through Bobby Axe, the hedge fund billionaire we love to hate on “Billions.”
It’s quite another to be known for our 2nd fattest housewife.
That was the working title — “The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport” — of a comedy series pitched to ABC.
According to “Deadline Hollywood,” Katy Mixon stars as “a confident, unapologetic, plump wife and mother of 3.” She’s raising her “flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, filled with ‘perfect’ mommies and their ‘perfect’ offspring. She lets us in on her deepest, most unfiltered thoughts through voiceover,” as the 2nd fattest housewife here.
The network has picked it up — but without what “Deadline” calls “its somewhat polarizing title.” A new title has not been announced.
That news has been reported elsewhere, in local media. But what everyone else missed is that Kenny Schwartz serves as executive producer.
He’s the 1985 Staples grad who had huge hits with “Guys With Kids,” “Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place,” and “American Dad.”
It’s unclear whether to thank him for changing the name, or blame him for suggesting it in the first place.
(Hat tip: John Nathan)