Fox lands squadron of pilots
Stiller project among four comedies; past-life cop show among dramasIn one fell swoop, Fox has ordered most of its pilot slate this development cycle.
The network has greenlighted four comedy pilots, "The Station," "Walorsky," "Two Dollar Beer" and "Sons of Tucson"; and three dramas, "Maggie Hill," "Human Target" and an untitled reincarnation-themed project.
The seven pilots — hailing from 20th TV or Warner Bros. TV — join drama pilot "Eva Adams," which is finishing casting, and fall comedy pilot "Boldly Going Nowhere," which is being tweaked and will be reshot.
Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly said last week that he planned to order five comedy pilots and at least five drama pilots and that his comedy picks would be closer in tone to the quirky, offbeat "Malcolm in the Middle" and "The Bernie Mac Show" than uninspired recent additions like "Do Not Disturb."
The shows are:
Stiller is exec producing with Stuart Cornfeld and Jeremy Kramer and might direct. Kevin Napier penned the script and is co-exec producing.
Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka are the writers/co-exec producers. Ravi Nandan and Scot Armstrong exec produce.
Multihyphenate Mike Binder wrote the script and is exec producing with Michael Rotenberg and Jonathan Levin.
Tommy Dewey and Greg Bratman penned the script and serve as supervising producers. Harvey Myman, Jason Felts and Justin Berfield exec produce.
On the hourlong side, Fox is casting a wide net with a medical drama, a comic-book adaptation and supernatural cop show.
Jon Steinberg penned the script and is exec producing with McG.
David Hudgins wrote the script and is exec producing with Lou Pitt and MJ Rose. (partialdiff)