Conan O'Brien's Conaco Productions sells medical comedy to FOX


Not content to stay within the confines of late night, Conan O'Brien and his Conaco production company now have another scripted series in development, this one a medical comedy at FOX.

The Bob Newhart ShowBearing the punny title Bob's New Heart Show, this single-camera comedy tells the story of a young doctor who reevaluates his life following a heart transplant and returns to his old working-class neighborhood to take over a small family practice.

For our younger readers, the title is an homage to The Bob Newhart Show, a legendary sitcom about a psychologist having to deal with his patients and fellow office workers that ran on CBS from 1972 until 1978.

The script for the new project is being penned by Ben Wexler, a writer and co-executive producer on NBC's Community. His previous credits as a television scribe include FOX's The Good Guys, CBS's Still Standing, and The WB's Nikki.

In addition to an untitled comedy project based on an Amazon Kindle Single digital book, Conaco is also working on Super Fun Night, an off-cycle single-camera comedy created by and starring Rebel Wilson that ABC is considering after CBS passed on it last year. Recently, it was announced that executive producer/showrunner John Riggi would be directing the Super Fun Night pilot, starring Wilson along with Lisa Lapira and Lauren Ash as three nerdy female friends who embark on a "funcomfortable" quest to have "super fun" every Friday night.

- Liza Lapira
- Rebel Wilson
- John Riggi
- Conan O'Brien
- Ben Wexler
- Lauren Ash
- Super Fun Night
- The Bob Newhart Show (1972)

Written by: Chrononaut
Jan 2nd, 2013, 6:05 pm

Images courtesy of FOX

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