Kelen Coleman Joins CBS Comedy Pilot ‘McCarthys’, Fox’s ‘Fatrick’ Finds Lead

By | Wednesday January 15, 2014 @ 5:48pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

colemanKelen Coleman has been cast in CBS’ new pilot for The McCarthys, from Sony TV and Will Gluck’s Olive Bridge Entertainment. The comedy is being retooled as multi-camera after shooting a single-camera pilot last season. Written/co-executive produced by Brian Gallivan, McCarthys revolves around a big, sports-crazed Irish Catholic clan in Boston and the gay son whose greatest sin is not his sexuality but his desire to spend less time with his family. Coleman, repped by Gersh, 3 Arts and Scott Whitehead, plays the daughter, Jackie McCarthy, who is roommates with her gay brother. Read More »

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Marcia Cross Makes TV Return With Starring Role In Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Fatrick’

By | Wednesday December 18, 2013 @ 4:45pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

crossIn her return to television, Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross is taking a comedy route, signing on for the lead female role in Fox‘s single-camera comedy pilot Fatrick. The project, written by Don’t Trust The B—- In Apt. Read More »

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Ray Ford Joins Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Fatrick’; ‘Gang Related’, ‘The Strain’ Add Recurrings

By | Wednesday December 18, 2013 @ 3:15pm PST

Ray FordDon’t Trust the B—- in Apt 23′s Ray Ford has been cast in the Fox pilot Fatrick, reuniting with the pilot’s co-creator/exec producer Nahnatchka Khan, who created Apt 23. He will play Maurice, the longtime best friend of Patrick, a thirtysomething guy realizing that his life isn’t quite where it should be and forced to face the damage caused by years of being the chubby kid called “Fatrick”. Maurice is the only one who knows “both Patricks” and now serves as his therapist. Ford, whose credits include and Grey’s Anatomy, is repped by Rectangle Entertainment and Amsel, Eisenstadt, Frazier & Hinojosa. Dante Hoagland (30 Rock) has also been cast in the comedy as the 12-year-old Maurice and Lucy Rust has been cast as the younger version of Patrick’s sister.

Pasha Pasha-lychnikoffLychnikoff has joined the upcoming Fox drama Gang Related, from 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV. He will recur as Slotko Yegenev, the head of a Russian organized crime family. The series centers on a gang member (Ramon Rodriguez) sent in to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department. Lychnikoff, whose TV credits include The Big Bang Theory and Deadwood, next will be seen in the Nicolas Cage pic Tokarev, and he starts filming The Dancing Bull in February. He is repped by Don Buchwald & Associates. Read More »

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Nahnatchka Khan, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash’s Comedy ‘Fatrick’ Gets Pilot Order At Fox

By | Wednesday November 6, 2013 @ 2:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Fatrick was one of the first big sales this season, landing a pilot production commitment at Fox in early August. Now the comedy, written by Don’t Trust The B—- At Apt. 23 creator/executive … Read More »

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Fox Nabs Comedy From Nahnatchka Khan, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash With Pilot Production Commitment

By | Friday August 2, 2013 @ 5:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In a hot comedy pairing, Don’t Trust The B—- At Apt. 23 creator/executive producer Nahnatchka Khan has teamed with Oscar-winning writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (The Descendants) for a half-hour comedy aimed at the 2014-15 season. The project, Fatrick, was taken out today and, not surprisingly, sold at the first place it was pitched to, Fox, which gave it a pilot production commitment. 20th Century Fox TV, where Khan is under an overall deal, produces Fatrick, which centers on thirtysomething Patrick. On the surface, it looks like he has it all — handsome, cool, dating all the hottest girls… But we soon realize that he’s not as far along in his life as he should be because he’s being held back by the insecurities of growing up as Fatrick, a 10-year-old chubster just trying to survive. Khan co-created and will write the pilot with Don’t Trust The B—- co-executive producer Corey Nickerson, with Faxon and Rash set to direct. The four will executive produce with Kevin Walsh.

20th TV is off to a fast start this pitch season with two pilot production commitments, for Fatrick and Cindy Chupack/Jake Kasdan’s The Longest Date, and a put pilot for Michael Green’s League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, all at Fox, and sizable penalties for drama Travelers and comedy Cristela at ABC. Read More »

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