Wednesday, October 2, 2013

John Mulaney Semi-Autobiographic Comedy Lands Series Order at FOX

FOX has picked up to series Mulaney, the multi-camera comedy that was originally developed at NBC last season. Stand-up comedy & Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney created and will write and star in the series based loosely on his life. Mulaney follows an aspiring comedian coming of age under the influence of his boss, his roommates and his neighbors.

Universal Television, Broadway Video Television and 3 Arts Entertainment will produce the series. Lorne Michaels, Dave Becky and Andrew Singer will join Mulaney as executive producers. Andy Ackerman - who also directed the NBC pilot - will direct the new pilot. Emmy winner Martin Short - who co-starred on the original take - is currently the only cast member confirmed to return to the series opposite Mulaney. Other cast members from the NBC pilot were Nasim Pedrad, Elliott Gould, Seaton Smith and Griffin Newman as well as a cameo appearance by Jimmy Fallon.

"John is one of the sharpest and most skilled next-generation comedic voices out there, who also happens to be surrounded by the best of the best on this new show," FOX Entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly said. "I am personally thrilled to be working with Lorne Michaels again, a friend and show business hero who knows better than anyone how to build a show around talent. Add in the comedy magic of Marty Short and the seasoned hand of Andy Ackerman, and I believe we have the makings of something really special here."