FOX has added a couple of more comedies to its pipeline, according to Deadline.
First up: the animated series, 'Massholes,' executive-produced and written by 'Seinfeld' alum, Spike Feresten (he's the guy who wrote the infamous 'Soup Nazi' episode, among others).
'Massholes' follows the adventures of Kevin Dunlevy, a smart nerdy tween trying to survive in a small Massachusetts town full of tough guys and half-wits. The show seems like a natural fit for the Massachusetts-born Feresten who started his TV career on 'The Simpsons,' and went on to write the animated feature, 'Bee Movie,' which starred - who else? Jerry Seinfeld. FOX is having a little love-in with Feresten: the scribe has another comedy, 'Wife Nanny,' set up at the network.
On the live-action side, FOX has picked up a half-hour sitcom based on writer Rebecca Dana's uniquely-titled memoir, 'Jujitsu Rabbi and the Godless Blonde.' In the book, Dana, a former Newsweek and Daily Beast writer, recounts her year-long process of piecing her life back together with the help of the Crown Heights Hasidic community, including her new roommate, a rabbi who works in a local copy shop and practices jujitsu as a new form of spirituality. If you couldn't already guess, the show will have an 'odd couple' vibe.
Dana will write the project along with Lauren Blum, who she met while the two were both working as entertainment reporters at the Wall Street Journal.