McG, Barr 'Spaced' out at Fox

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Fox is teaming with writer Adam Barr and producer McG for "Spaced," a comedy project based on the Channel 4 series of the same name from "Shaun of the Dead" masterminds Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright.

Fox has handed out a put pilot commitment to the single-camera "Spaced," which hails from Warner Bros. TV, McG's WBTV-based Wonderland Sound and Vision and Granada America, which owns the format.

The project revolves around two strangers who pose as a married couple in order to rent an apartment.

"Will & Grace" alum Barr is writing the script for "Spaced," which garnered interest from several networks. He is exec producing with Wonderland's McG and Peter Johnson and Granada's Robert Green.

The original series, which ran on Channel 4 for two seasons, was written by Pegg and Jessica Hynes who starred as the fake couple, and was directed by Wright. It earned two BAFTA nominations for best comedy series and an International Emmy nomination.

"Spaced" reunites McG and Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly, who worked together on "Chuck" last season when Reilly was entertainment president at NBC. It also brings McG back to Fox, where he exec produced teen soap "The O.C."

For his seven-year stint on "Grace," Barr won a best comedy series Emmy in 2000 as part of the show's producing team. The past two years, he worked on the WBTV-produced comedy "The New Adventures of Old Christine."

Barr and McG are repped by Endeavor and attorney David Weber. McG is managed by Management 360. Granada is repped by ICM.
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