EXCLUSIVE: Rob Corddry is set to star in Rob Thomas’ single-camera comedy pilot for Fox Little in Common. Paula Marshall is finalizing a deal to join him in the pilot, from by Warner Bros. TV, which is about 3 families united through their kids’ little league sports. It centers on the Caucasian, oh-so-proper Wellers (Corddry, Marshall) who move from San Jose, CA to Austin, TX, but find that their adjustment won’t be quite that easy, considering that their Latino neighbors, the Pachecos, have a radically different approach to child-rearing than they do, while their other new neighborhood acquaintances, the African American Burlesons, take sports very seriously. Deal will allow Corddry, who has an overall deal at WBTV, to continue his work on Adult Swim’s Childrens Hospital, which he created and executive produces with David Wain and Jonathan Stern. Corddry, repped by WME and Principato-Young, can be seen in Fox Searchlight’s Cedar Rapids and recently wrapped the Weinstein Co.’s Butter.
Another Fox comedy pilot, Tagged, has added BJ Bales and Lindsey Kraft to the cast. The hybrid comedy, from Sony TV, Reveille and writers David Guarascio and Moses Port, is a workplace ensemble set at the Los Angeles County’s coroner’s office that centers on Wally … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Tommy Dewey (Roommates) has landed the younger lead opposite Gary Cole in Fox’s comedy pilot Tagged. The hybrid comedy, from Sony TV, Reveille and writers David Guarascio and Moses Port, is a workplace ensemble set at the Los Angeles County’s coroner’s office that is loosely based on the life of Shiya Robowsky. It centers on Wally Percy (Dewey) who, just fresh out of medical school, scraps plans to work at an UCLA hospital to join his father, respected coroner James Percy (Cole), and his team at the coroner’s office. Dewey also co-created the Fox comedy Sons of Tucson.
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 from writer-executive producer Andy Bobrow about a deceased fiance.
The project whose pickup is still being worked out is Tagged, from writers-executive producers David Guarascio and Moses Port. The hybrid comedy, which Sony TV is co-producing with Reveille, is a workplace ensemble comedy set at the Los Angeles County’s coroner’s office that is loosely based on Shiya Robowsky’s life. Also executive producing the project are Carolyn Bernstein, Howard Owens, Todd Cohen.