Fox is officially working on a sitcom inspired by Girls Auto Clinic, an Upper Darby-based car repair shop with a staff of female mechanics.
Dubbed Patty's Auto, the show takes its name from Girls Auto Clinic founder Patrice Banks, who opened Girls Auto Clinic in January last year. Banks will serve as consulting producer, as well as an executive producer, Deadline Hollywood reports.
Written by The Big C creator Darlene Hunt, Patty's Auto will center on a fictionalized version of Girls Auto Clinic, and follows Banks' TV counterpart as she manages the shop and the women the shop employs. In addition to Banks, executive producers include The Hunger Games actress (and Penn grad) Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman's Brownstone Productions.
Located at 7426 W. Chester Pike in Upper Darby, Girls Auto Clinic as a full-service auto repair shop. Nearby, Clutch Beauty Bar, also started by Banks, allows repair shop customers to "relax while your car gets serviced," according to the shop's website.