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Fox Developing Family Comedy 'Bastards' From 'Butter' Scribe

Jamie Tarses, "Breaking In's" and Seth Gordon will also executive produce the Sony Pictures Television project about a family that has never met.

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Fox is looking for a family of strangers.

The network has given script orders to Bastards, a single-camera comedy from Butter scribe Jason Micallef.

The project, which hails from Sony Pictures Television, Fanfare and Underground, will tell the story about a family who has never met.

Micallef will write and executive produce the project alongside Fanfare's Jamie Tarses (Men at Work, Made in Jersey) and Seth Gordon (Breaking In, Bored to Death) and Underground's Trevor Engelson and Josh Turner McGuire.

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Micallef penned the screenplay for the Weinstein Co.'s feature Butter, which starred Olivia Wilde and Hugh Jackman in a story about a girl with a penchant for carving butter.

For SPT-based Tarses, Bastards marks her latest sale this development season, joining family comedy Big City, which is set up at ABC. The effort brings Gordon back to the network that canceled Christian Slater workplace comedy Breaking In for a second time after it was brought back from the dead last season.

Micallef is repped by WME, Underground and Stone Meyer.

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