9:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Ed Weeks Sets 'Bastards' Family Comedy at Fox
Fox is looking to put a new spin on the family comedy.
The network is teaming with Ed Weeks and Independence Day: Resurgence duo Nicolas Wright and James A. Woods to develop single-camera comedy Bastards. The project, a co-production between ABC Studios and 20th Century Fox Television, landed at the network with a sizable put-pilot commitment.
The comedy revolves around a philandering game show host who dies and leaves his mansion to his three children — each of whom thought they were an only child. They ultimately decide to live together and form a new unconventional family.
Wright, Woods and Weeks will pen the script. James Griffiths (The Mayor) will exec produce and direct. Andrew Reich (Friends) is set as a supervising producer.
Family comedies continue to be the bread and butter of broadcast television this development season as multiple networks have found success with more inclusive programming.
Weeks is repped by WME, United Agents and Morris Yorn; Reich is with WME and Rohner and Walerstein; Griffiths is with WME and Casarotto Ramsay & Associates; Wright is with WME, McKeon/Myones Management and Hansen Jacobson; and Woods is with WME and Hansen Jacobson.