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FOX buys two new comedies

Shoring up the comedic side of their network, FOX has purchased two new comedy projects that sound like they could have some potential.

The first is a single-camera comedy from Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon and writer Jason Micallef, who penned the upcoming feature film Butter. Graced with the succinct one-word title Bastards, the series is an unconventional family comedy about a family who has never met. No further details are available, but I can think of a few directions this show could go with a title like Bastards.

I Suck At GirlsFOX has also handed a pilot production commitment to another single-camera comedy with a wordier title, I Suck At Girls, based on Justin Halpern's follow-up book to his previous best-seller Sh*t My Dad Says, which itself was based on Halpern's popular Twitter feed and developed into a sitcom starring William Shatner that lasted one season on CBS. This half-hour series will follow the story of a boy becoming a man and a man becoming a father in a time before Twitter and Google. Halpern and TV writing partner Patrick Schumacker will pen the project with producer Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town) supervising.

This is the second year in a row that a comedy from Lawrence has landed at FOX, with his semi-autobiographical Like Father receiving a pilot production commitment from the network last selling season.

If either of these new projects live up to the promise of their descriptions, FOX could have a comedy hit on their hands.

- Justin Halpern
- Seth Gordon
- Bill Lawrence
- Surviving Jack
- $#*! My Dad Says

Written by: Chrononaut
Sep 6th, 2012, 8:05 pm

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Message Posted On Sep 7th, 2012, 6:58 am

"I Suck At Girls"


Well, doesn't every guy?  Or at least all the straight ones?  :-)


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