5:32pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Ted' Writer, Sandy Grushow Team for 'The Weatherman' Remake at Fox (Exclusive)
Ted and Ted 2 writer Wellesley Wild has his sights set on The Weatherman.
Fox is reteaming with the Dads creator to adapt the Australian web series of the same name, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The network has handed out a script plus penalty commitment to the comedy.
Weatherman is described as a workplace comedy centering on weatherman Tony Turpinson, the most insecure man on television.
Wild will pen the script and exec produce the comedy for 20th Century Fox Television, where he is under an overall deal.
Former Fox Entertainment Group chairman Sandy Grushow, who currently serves as a board member for The Weather Channel's parent company, will also exec produce the comedy.
The series was launched in 2012 after the original five-episode web comedy raised money to produce it via crowdsourcing. Timothy Nash and Lucas Crandles created the series that starred Robert Grubb, Brendan McCallum and Nicholas Gunn. (Watch the pilot below.)
For Wild, the sale marks his first of the TV development season. His small-screen credits include creating and exec producing Fox's live-action comedy Dads as well as exec producing Family Guy. He's currently writing Ted 2 with Alec Sulkin and Seth MacFarlane. His credits include Ted and A Million Ways to Die in the West. He's repped by UTA and Hansen Jacobson.