Fox pilot 'Hope' lands director
Michael Fresco to helm comedy from Greg GarciaMichael Fresco has been tapped to direct "Keep Hope Alive," Greg Garcia's comedy pilot for Fox.
The single-camera project, from 20th TV, centers on a 25-year-old man raising an infant with the help of his quirky family after the mother of the baby, with whom he had a one-night stand, ends up on death row.
Fresco has strong ties with Garcia. He directed 15 episodes of Garcia's NBC/20th TV single-camera comedy "My Name Is Earl."
During the past two years, Fresco helmed two ABC pilots for 20th TV: the single-camera comedy "Better Off Ted" and drama "The Deep End." Both pilots went to series.
Fresco also was a consulting producer/director on the first season of "Ted," created by his brother, Victor Fresco.