Fox is expanding its comedy lineup, placing a series order for one show and ordering three comedy pilots. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the network placed an order for a six-episode run of “Weird Loners.”
The series is about four people who are afraid of relationships but who form bonds together, the story says. The script will be written by Michael Weithorn, who will also executive produce with Jake Kasdan.
Among the pilots is “Sober Companion,” about a self-destructive lawyer who is given a court-appointed sober companion who turns his life upside down. It is written and executive produced by David S. Rosenthal and Jennie Snyder Urman for CBS Television Studios.
“Dead Boss,” meanwhile, is based on a British series about an overachiever who is wrongly convicted of murdering her boss and has to rely on her sister to prove her innocence. Sharon Horgan and Holly Walsh, who created the British series, will executive produce along with Aaron Kaplan and Patricia Breen for Warner Bros. Television and Kapital Entertainment, the story notes.
The other pilot, "Here’s Your Damn Family,” is from executive producers Steve McPherson and Johnny Galecki. The project lifted its cast contingency, with Jane Kaczmarek set to star. The "Malcolm in the Middle" alum will play a single mother whose son, almost 30 years old, is still living at home without plans to leave.