Wednesday, May 8, 2013

FOX Orders Comedies 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'Enlisted,' 'Surviving Jack' & 'Us & Them' to Series; Expands 'Dads'

        Wednesday, May 8 - After ordering four new drama pilots to series, FOX tonight has also announced the pickups of four comedy pilots - Brooklyn Nine-Nine starring Andy Samberg, Surviving Jack starring Christopher Meloni; Enlisted starring Geoff Stults; and Us and Them starring Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel. Additionally, the network has increased the episode order for the Seth MacFarlane-produced comedy Dads from 6 episodes to 13.

        From Dan Goor and Michael Schur, the Emmy Award-winning writers/producers of Parks and Recreation, and starring Emmy Award winners Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a single-camera ensemble comedy about what happens when a detective who doesn't take anything seriously gets a new "by-the-book" boss who wants him to grow up and respect the badge. Brooklyn Nine-Nine is produced by Universal Television and 3 Arts Entertainment. The series is created and written by Dan Goor and Michael Schur. The series is executive-produced by Goor, Schur and David Miner. The pilot was directed by the team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

        The new live-action, multi-camera comedy from Emmy Award winner Seth MacFarlane, Alex Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, the creatively outrageous team behind Ted and FOX's Family Guy, stars Emmy Award winner Seth Green and Emmy Award nominee Giovanni Ribisi as two successful guys - and childhood best friends - whose lives get turned upside down when their pain-in-the-neck patriarchs (Martin Mull and Peter Riegert) move in. Dads is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Fuzzy Door Productions. The series is created and written by Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild and executive-produced by MacFarlane, Sulkin and Wild. Marc Cendrowski directed the pilot.

        Enlisted is an irreverent and heartfelt military-set single camera family comedy starring Geoff Stults, Parker Young and Chris Lowell that follows three brothers getting to know each other again on a small Florida Army base and the group of misfits who surround them. Enlisted is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and written and created by Kevin Biegel. The series is executive-produced by Biegel and Mike Royce. The pilot was directed by Phil Traill.

        Based on the hugely popular and multiple-award-winning BBC3 series Gavin and Stacey and starring Emmy Award nominee Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel, Us & Them is an ensemble single-camera comedy about a young couple, whose path to happily-ever-after is complicated by the screwed-up circus of people closest to them. Us & Them is produced by Sony Pictures Television and BBC Worldwide Productions. Us & Them is adapted and written by David J. Rosen and executive-produced by Rosen, Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner, James Corden and Ruth Jones. Steve Coogan and Henry Normal serve as executive producers for Baby Cow Productions. Michael Patrick Jann directed the pilot.

        Surviving Jack is a new single-camera ensemble comedy based on best-selling author Justin Halpern's semi-autobiographic book, "I Suck at Girls." Set in 1990s Southern California, Emmy Award nominee Christopher Meloni stars as a man becoming a dad, as his son is becoming a man, in a time before "coming of age" was something you could Google. Surviving Jack is produced by Doozer Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series is created by Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker, who wrote the pilot. The series is executive-produced by Halpern, Schumaker, Bill Lawrence and Jeff Ingold. Victor Nelli directed the pilot.