'Idol' creator goes blue collar
EmptyFox has greenlighted a half-hour drama pilot from "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller.
Separately, Ira Ungerleider has signed on to serve as showrunner and executive producer of ABC's comedy pilot "See Jayne Run," from ABC Television Studio and Brillstein-Grey Television.
The untitled project, from Fuller's 19 Entertainment, is a primetime soap dealing with real-life issues of blue-collar families. Fuller created the project with veteran British writer-producer Mal Young ("Doctor Who"). The two will executive produce.
Ungerleider most recently has served as co-executive producer of the CBS comedy "How I Met Your Mother." His other credits include Fox's "The Loop" and "Luis," and NBC's "Cursed" and "Jesse."
19 Entertainment is repped by CAA. Ungerleider is repped by UTA.
In other pilot news, CW's drama presentation "Gravity" has been rolled because of difficulties finding a showrunner.