January 26, 2012 4:14pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Comedy From John Wells, 'Glee' Duo Moving Forward at Fox
Fox is opening its door for more Mike O'Malley.
The network has given pilot orders to a comedy to be written by the Glee guest star based on Hank Perlman's one-minute movies Prodigy Bully.
The half-hour single-camera project would also reteam O'Malley -- who received an Emmy nomination for his turn as father of the year on Fox's musical dramedy -- with frequent Glee director Paris Barclay, John Wells and Andrew Stearn on board to executive produce. O'Malley will co-exec produce.
Prodigy Bully, from Warner Bros. Television, revolves around a young boy genius who uses his brains and brawn to get what ever he wants. The project reteams Wells and O'Malley, who also doubles as a writer on Showtime's Emmy Rossum drama Shameless.
The project joins Fox comedy pilots including Ben Fox is My Manny, Bill Lawrence's Like Father, Mike Royce's Little Brother, and Living Loaded from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Rob McElhenney and Rob Rosell.