Comedy Developed at NBC -- With Close Ties to 'SNL' -- Gets Series Order at Fox EW
A comedy originally developed at NBC has landed at Fox with a series order, reports EW.com's Inside TV. The show stars comedian John Mulaney.
NBC passed over the pilot even though "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels served as executive producer, because the network apparently wanted more broad-based family comedies this season, such as "The Michael J. Fox Show," the story notes.
A number of other "SNL" people are also associated with the project, including Martin Short and Nasim Pedrad.
"But now Fox has greenlit the show for, we’re hearing, six episodes," the piece reports.
The show has a "Seinfeld"-like conceit, with an aspiring comedian, played by Mulaney, coming of age amidst the influence of neighbors, roommates and his boss. Fox said that Short will remain with the project, playing the boss, but that cast members Pedrad and Elliott Gould may leave, the story adds.