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'Family Guy' Star Alex Borstein Developing 'Linda Green' Remake For Fox

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Alex Borstein will write the US remake of "Linda Green" from "Shameless" creator Paul Abbott. | Getty Images

Lois Griffin just scored a new TV gig. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Family Guy" star Alex Borstein has been tapped to write and executive produce the pilot script for "Linda Green," a remake of the UK series of the same name from "Shameless" creator Paul Abbott.

The story will center around the titular heroine and her four thirtysomething best friends as they explore life and love in Boston. Although the British original, which ran from 2001-02, was a half-hour show, the Fox version will reportedly feature hourlong episodes if it's picked up to series.

Fox and BBC Worldwide Productions are developing the dramedy along with Sony Pictures Television, and Abbott is set to executive produce. Borstein and Abbott have worked together previously, with Borstein writing and producing Abbott's US version of "Shameless" for Showtime.

The British original starred Liza Tarbuck, who worked as a car saleswoman by day and a nightclub singer in the evenings -- no word yet on whether those aspects will be incorporated into Borstein's script.

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