January 02, 2013 1:31pm PT by Michael O'Connell
Fox Developing Medical Comedy, Conan O'Brien Producing
Conan O'Brien has another scripted venture in development. The comedian's Conaco shingle and Warner Bros. TV have gotten a script order for a single-camera comedy at Fox.
A network rep confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that deals closed on Bob’s New Heart Show. A pun-filled title paying homage to The Bob Newhart Show and its medical premise, the script comes from Community writer and co-executive producer Ben Wexler.
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Bob's New Heart Show follows a doctor's return to his old neighborhood, where he's inspired take over a family practice after he receives a heart transplant.
Wexler, whose credits also include The Good Guys, Secret Girlfriend and Still Standing, serves as executive producer alongside O’Brien, David Kissinger and Jeff Ross.
Conaco continues to work on Rebel Wilson's off-cycle pilot Super Fun Night, which ABC is considering after CBS took a pass last year.