A project that had been in the works as a comedy series at Fox has been put on the back burner. Deadline.com reports that the network is rethinking “Famous,” which had received a 10-episode straight-to-series order and was slated to premiere June 12.
The half-hour show is created and written by comedy writer-producer Ralph Farquhar and actor, singer and rapper Ty Hodges. The show was slotted for a summer run in the Sunday 9 p.m. time slot, but has been pulled from the schedule. It remains in development.
“The decision comes as the series was casting,” Deadline notes. “A writers room had been assembled to work on scripts but the show was yet to begin production. ‘Famous’ was to be filmed in mock-documentary style at a couples therapy session, featuring dating high school teachers Fred and Geneva, both of whom secretly aspire to work in Hollywood.”