Fox corners 'Intruders'

Orders single-camera project from Danny Comden

Fox is opening the door to "The Intruders," a single-camera comedy project from actor-writer Danny Comden.

The project, from Warner Bros. TV and studio-based Wonderland, centers on a wealthy country club father in Arizona who falls in love with a white-trash single mom and blindsides his kids by moving her and her family into their estate, where the debaucherous world of Lake Havasu collides with the manicured lawns of Scottsdale.

"I kept hearing the networks are looking for a family show, and I had a highly comical show staring directly in my face: the family I chose to marry into," Comden said.

The premise is based on Comden's wife's real-life experiences as a child in Arizona; her upper-middle-class dad brought in his white-trash girlfriend and her family to live with them.

"This is an examination of the conflicts and class differences of these two polar-opposite words trying to co-exist under the same roof," Comden said. "Picture Ralph Lauren at a monster-truck rally."

Comden is penning the project, which has received a script commitment with penalty from Fox after interest from three networks.

He is executive producing with Wonderland's McG and Peter Johnson, reuniting with Wonderland and WBTV after starring in a 2006 ABC comedy pilot co-produced by the companies.

Comden, repped by UTA and attorney David Webber, is not attached to star to the Fox project but is considering creating a character for himself to play.
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