Nellie Andreeva

Two pods of top feature players, Neal Moritz’s Original Film and Doug Liman and David Bartis’ Hypnotic, have set up single-camera comedy projects at Fox.

Original Film’s Patients Required, from Sony Pictures TV where the company is based, is being written by Chris Cox. It centers on an irreverent young pediatrician who joins the practice run by his mother, with whom he has a strained relationship. Original Film is behind Showtime’s The Big C and upcoming NBC comedy Save Me.

Hypnotics’ Make It Work, from Universal Cable Prods. where the company is under a deal, is a spec sale of a script by writer Adam Stein. It is an unorthodox family comedy about a man who, after proposing to his girlfriend, finds out he has a 7-year-old daughter with his previous girlfriend. This marks the first broadcast sale this cycle for UCP, which entered broadcast development last season. Hypnotic has two series on the air, USA’s Covert Affairs and Suits. Cox, Stein and Hypnotic are with CAA, Original Film with WME.

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