FRIDAY 8:30 PM: Fox’s 2007-2008 primetime season sitcom Back To You starring Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton as bickering TV co-anchors has been cancelled. Veteran ‘Til Death starring Brad Garrett has been ordered by the network. I’ve just been told that the network’s comedy pilot The Inn (20th Century Fox TV/ Reveille/Principato-Young Entertainment) is officially picked up to series now. Just before this decision, the pilot was given the go-ahead by Fox to meet writers. So they can hire now. Directed by Jason Bateman, the pilot ”screened best,” I was told earlier today. The network liked it from the start, even though its initial script was deemed “unreadable” by some people whose opinions I respect. Writer/Exec Prod: Abe Higgenbotham. Stars: Niecy Nash, Jerry O’Connell, Molly Stanton, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jolene Purdy, Brando Eaton.
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