Fox has just given its first green lights of the season for live-action comedy projects. Deadline reports that the network ordered pilots for the single-camera “Richard Lovely,” from “Grace and Frankie” executive producer Billy Finnegan, and the multicamera blue-collar family half-hour “Geniuses” (working title), from “LA to Vegas” creator/executive producer Lon Zimmet.
Nellie Andreeva notes in the Deadline piece that “Geniuses” is apparently seen as a potential companion to Fox’s “Last Man Standing.”
“So far, Fox has ordered three pilots, ‘Richard Lovely,’ ‘Geniuses’ and drama ‘Filthy Rich,’ for next season, along with two straight-to-series animated comedies, ‘Bless the Hearts’ and ‘Duncanville,'” Andreeva reports. “All five hail from Fox’s longtime corporate sibling 20th Century Fox TV, which is headed to Disney as part of the $71.3 billion asset acquisition.”