2:48pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Fuller House' Star Developing Family Comedy for Fox (Exclusive)
Fox is looking to one of the stars from Netflix's Fuller House for its next family comedy.
The network is teaming with actor-writer Scott Weinger to develop an untitled family comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The project, which landed at Fox with a script commitment, is described as a single-camera comedy about a married couple whose lives are turned upside down when the wife's immigrant father comes to live with them. The father-in-law's larger-than-life personality and his inclination to take big risks clashes with his strait-laced son-in-law.
Weinger, who plays D.J.'s ex-boyfriend on the Full House revival, will pen the script and executive produce the new project alongside 3 Arts Entertainment's Jonathan Berry.
The comedy hails from Warner Bros. Television, which also exec produces Fuller House.
In addition to his acting roles, Weinger has a long and impressive roster of TV writing and producing credits that include The Muppets, Galavant, Black-ish, The Neighbors and 90210. Repped by UTA and attorney Bruce Gellman, Weinger is also married to TV writer/showrunner Rina Mimoun (Everwood, Mistresses, Gilmore Girls).
Family comedies continue to be in high demand at the broadcast networks this development season.