Okay, so Fox just landed a new TV show that's currently untitled. But get this. The original name for the script? Chicks and Dicks. Man, how awesome is that?
Anyway, now it's called Untitled Liz Meriwether Project (booooorrring!) and is being described as a "reverse Three's Company" (whatever that means), written by Meriwether. Plot details are slim, but we do know it will follow an optimistic Midwestern woman who moves to New York City into an apartment with three immature dudes. Executive producers include Meriwether, Peter Chernin, and Katherine Pope.
So, it sounds like Chicks and Dicks was a pretty appropriate title. And seriously, if there can be a show on TV called $#*! My Dad Says, why can't there be a Chicks and Dicks? Seems a bit silly, but whatever.
On a side note, Chicks and Dicks wasn't the first script of Meriweather's with a provocative title. Sounds like all the woman does is write scripts, title them inappropriately, and sell them. Seriously. Previously, she sold a TV pilot called Sluts, developed a feature called Honey Pot, and wrote the romantic comedy Friends with Benefits -- formerly titled F*ckbuddies. I think I'm going to move to Hollywood, write something, and title it Boobs and Balls. Suddenly, BAM. I'm rich, bitch!
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Penned the Natalie Portman sex comedy, "No Strings Attached"
Premiere of "New Girl" on Fox
Wrote a widely-circulated, yet unproduced, Fox sitcom called "Sluts"
Nominated for a WGA Award for "New Girl"
"I love characters that are on the edge of something. I end up always writing about people trying to connect and failing miserably, usually in a funny way. I’m pushed to these moments in people’s lives where real life does become absurd, and I think those are usually moments of grief or moments of extreme boredom or extreme anger. Or just trying to have sex with somebody." - from New York Times, May 9, 2010
"Some of the beauty of writing for network is that there are so many things you can’t do, but that sort of pushes you to do things you didn’t even think you could do to get around that," says Meriwether. "I do miss going there, I really do, and I hope—I want—in the future to write something that gets a little bit dirtier and goes there a little more. But it has been a really good exercise for me in learning not to rely on that, in learning, like: OK, so we can’t show boobs, we can’t say the word ‘dick,’ we can’t just say the most shocking thing. We have to come up with a way around it." - from New Republic, May 10, 2013
During Barack Obama's 2008 presidential run, Meriwether was fired as a campaign volunteer for using "offensive humor" in an email.
Is part of a well-known group of female screenwriters called "The Fempire."
First produced play in college "The Touch, the Feel," starred a then unknown Zoe Kazan.
Worked as an assistant to the literary critic Harold Bloom while attending Yale.
Her father, Heath Meriwether, is the publisher of the Detroit Free Press.