Harry Connick Jr. Comedy Gets Pilot Order at FOX


Harry Connick, Jr.


Harry Connick, Jr. is the newest judge on FOX's long-running singing competition 'American Idol.' It seems that both fans and FOX executives are quite happy with seeing Connick's smiling face on their screens, as FOX is looking to expand its relationship with the actor/singer/musician/songwriter: they have ordered a comedy pilot with Connick set to star. 

A multi-camera style comedy penned by veteran 'Late Show with David Letterman' writers Eric Stangel & Justin Stangel, the untitled project is described as a family comedy in traditional sitcom style, with a twist: there will be a musical element to the series, capitalizing on Connick's incredible talents. Connick will star as a successful entertainer and single dad who takes time off to reconnect with his teenage daughter. Worldwide Pants, David Letterman's production company, will be producing the project. 

With his star rising in the music scene during the 1980s, Connick was approached by director Rob Reiner to compose the soundtrack to the 1989 romantic comedy 'When Harry Met Sally.' Well Connick did a masterful job, the film became an instant classic, the soundtrack went double-platinum and Connick has been a huge star ever since. His holiday album 'When My Heart Finds Christmas' became a best-seller in 1993 and remains one of the most popular holiday albums in American history. On the acting front, Connick broke through with a role in the 1991 feature 'Little Man Tate,' followed up by roles in 'Independence Day' and 'Hope Floats.' Connick's television work includes recurring roles on 'Will & Grace' and 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.' This would mark Connick’s first series regular or starring role.

What would you title a sitcom about a musical dad? 

- Harry Connick, Jr.

Written by: bad_subject
Oct 5th, 2013, 10:23 am

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