Gary Cole To Star In Fox Comedy Pilot

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Veteran Gary Cole is set to star in Fox’s comedy pilot Tagged. The hybrid comedy, from Sony TV, Reveille and writers-executive producers David Guarascio and Moses Port, is a workplace ensemble set at the Los Angeles County’s coroner’s … Read More »

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Zooey Deschanel Now Set For Fox Pilot

Nellie Andreeva

Indie darling Zoey Deschanel has closed a deal to star in Fox’s untitled single-camera comedy pilot from writer-producer Liz Meriwether, 20th TV and studio-based Chernin Entertainment. Deschanel had been in negotiations for the pilot while also considering … Read More »

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Fox Picks Up Medical Drama Pilot ‘Weekends At Bellevue’ In Turnaround

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Fox has handed a late pilot order to Weekends at Bellevue, a medical drama from former ER writer-producer Lisa Zwerling and BermanBraun. The project, centered on a psychiatrist in charge of the weekend shift of Bellevue Hospital psychiatric unit, … Read More »

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Zooey Deschanel In Talks For Fox Pilot

By | Tuesday February 8, 2011 @ 2:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Is Fox about to become the network of the Deschanel sisters? Indie movie darling Zooey Deschanel is in negotiations to star in Fox’s untitled single-camera comedy pilot from writer-producer Liz Meriwether, 20th TV and studio-based Chernin Entertainment. Zooey’s sister, Emily, … Read More »

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Fox Picks Up Peter Tolan, Joe Port/Joe Wiseman Single-Camera Comedy Pilots

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Fox has picked up 2 more single-camera comedy pilots, Peter Tolan’s The Council of Dads and Joe Port and Joe Wiseman’s Family Album.Read More »

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Fox Picks Up Liz Meriwether Comedy Pilot

Nellie Andreeva

Fox has picked up another single-camera comedy pilot, this one from writer-producer Liz Meriwether, 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Chernin Entertainment. The untitled project, originally titled Chicks and Dicks, is described as a young ensemble comedy about the sexual … Read More »

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Fox Picks Up ‘Exit Strategy’ Pilot Starring Ethan Hawke; Antoine Fuqua To Direct

Nellie Andreeva

Fox has handed a pilot order to the Ethan Hawke-starring drama Exit Strategy. Antoine Fuqua, who directed Hawke in his Oscar nominated performance in Training Day, is on board to direct the pilot, from 20th Century Fox TV and Kurtzman … Read More »

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Fox Picks Up Two Comedy Pilots

By | Friday January 21, 2011 @ 2:27pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE: Both pilots have now been officially picked up.

PREVIOUS: Fox has greenlighted one more comedy pilot, with another expected to join it shortly. Both are from Sony TV.

The project that has been officially picked up is Iceland, a singe-camera comedy … Read More »

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Fox Picks Up Tim Kring Drama Pilot

Nellie Andreeva

Heroes creator Tim Kring is back with his first pilot since the superhero NBC drama, and this time, it is at Fox. Fox has given a pilot order to Touch, another project with supernatural overtones from Kring, which is being … Read More »

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Fox Picks Up Rob Thomas Comedy Pilot

By | Tuesday January 18, 2011 @ 4:21pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Fox has handed a pilot order to Little in Common, a single-camera comedy from Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas. The project, produced by Warner Bros. TV, is about 3 families united through their kids’ little league sports. This is Fox’s … Read More »

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Fox Orders Multicamera Comedy Pilot

Nellie Andreeva

At Fox’s TCA session yesterday, entertainment president Kevin Reilly noted that the network is not giving up on multicamera comedy, and its first comedy pilot order this season will go to a traditional sitcom. That is now a reality – … Read More »

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Fox Developing Drama From Bird York

By | Wednesday November 24, 2010 @ 12:48pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Her song In the Deep from the movie Crash earned her an Oscar nomination. Now songwriter-actress Bird York is writing In Deep, a drama pilot script for Fox. The project, which York is executive producing with Gary Randall, … Read More »

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Miranda Otto To Star In Fox’s ‘Locke & Key’

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Miranda Otto is set to headline Fox’s drama pilot Locke & Key, from producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Based on Joe Hill’s comic, Locke & Key tells the story … Read More »

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Ana Ortiz To Star In Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Outnumbered’

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Ugly Betty alumna Ana Ortiz is set as the female lead of Fox’s off-cycle comedy pilot Outnumbered, which is being directed by Larry Charles. Inspired by the BBC sitcom, Outnumbered revolves around one set of parents who are … Read More »

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Fox Gives Pilot Order To ‘Locke & Key’

Nellie Andreeva

Locke & Key already had a series commitment attached to it. Now Fox has officially greenlighted a pilot from the Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci-produced project based on the graphic novel, which is eyed for a potential summer run. The Locke & Key adaptation, written by Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles creator Josh Friedman, is produced by 20th Century Fox TV, Kurtzman and Orci’s 20th TV-based K.O. Paper Products and DreamWorks TV where the project originated on the feature side. Based on Joe Hill’s comic published by IDW Publishing, Locke & Key tells the story of Nina Locke and her three children Read More »

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Larry Charles And Mark Piznarski Get Pilot Directing Gigs

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Borat and Bruno helmer Larry Charles has been tapped to direct Fox’s off-cycle comedy pilot Outnumbered. Meanwhile, Mark Piznarski, who directed the pilot for Gossip Girl, is set to direct another drama pilot based on an Alloy book series, ABC Family’s The Lying Game.

Outnumbered, an U.S. version … Read More »

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Another Family Comedy Finds Buyer Fast

By | Saturday October 9, 2010 @ 4:35pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Yet more proof that family comedy, especially one with a male point of view, is the hottest half-hour genre this buying season: shortly after CBS shelled out a put pilot commitment to a suburban dad comedy from writer Peter Knight and Happy Madison, a family comedy from writers Joe Port and Joe Wiseman and 20th Century Fox TV landed at Fox. Read More »

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Fox ‘Connected’ With Family Comedy From ‘American Dad’ Producer Nahnatchka Khan

By | Thursday September 30, 2010 @ 2:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

After a bidding war, Fox has handed out a put pilot commitment to Connected, a single-camera family comedy from from American Dad! executive producer Nahnatchka Khan and  documentary filmmaker R.J. Cutler. Khan will write and executive produce the project, an … Read More »

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‘Alcatraz’ Drama Picked Up To Pilot At Fox

Nellie Andreeva

It’s been a quick greenlight for Alcatraz, the JJ Abrams-produced drama, which landed at Fox with a pilot commitment a week ago. I hear the project, described as “a show about mysteries, secrets and the most infamous prison of all time: Alcatraz,” has been picked up to pilot by the … Read More »

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