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Comedy From 'Cougar Town' EP Among Fox Pilot Orders

The network also adds a relationship comedy from feature writer Michelle Morgan.

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Kevin Biegel

Fox added to its comedy pilot haul Thursday, picking up offerings from Cougar Town's Kevin Biegel and a relationship entry from Michelle Morgan.

Biegel's Enlisted follows three very different brothers working together in the Army at a small base in Florida. The single-camera comedy received a script with penalty order from the network earlier this development season. Like many other pilots this season, Enlisted is a semi-autobiographical in nature and is based on Biegel's relationship with his siblings. Biegel will write and exec produce, with Men of a Certain Age's Mike Royce also on board. Biegel is repped by UTA.

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Biegel and fellow Cougar Town co-creator Bill Lawrence stepped down as showrunners on the ABC Studios Courteney Cox comedy when the series moved to TBS last year after being axed at ABC. Lawrence, meanwhile, is exec producing an untitled comedy based on Justin Halpern's I Suck at Girls book, which also is set up at Fox.

Feature writer Morgan's (Girl Most LikelyTwo Wrongs is a relationship comedy about two star-crossed lovers, Nick and Jenny, who must contend with Nick's family's strong dislike of Jenny, which is not helped by the fact that Jenny left Nick at the altar seven years ago. Morgan is set to write and executive produce the 20th Television single-camera half-hour, with Aaron Kaplan and Chernin Co.’s Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope as well as Sean Perrone attached as EPs.

All told, Fox has eight comedy pilots so far and a six-episode live-action comedy from Ted's Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild set up this season.

Morgan, who began her career as an actress with credits like NBC's American Dreams, is repped by UTA, Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment and Morris Yorn.