10:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Faking It's' Gregg Sulkin Sets Follow-Up Comedy at MTV
Gregg Sulkin is staying put at MTV.
The Faking It star has sold a script for a new comedy to the Viacom-owned cable network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Called F-Unemployed, Sulkin will star in and co-write the half-hour script. The comedy tells the story of a once-popular British child actor who falls from the limelight after a stint in rehab. Now that he's broke and unemployed, he has to rely on the help of his childhood best friend and new neighbors to navigate a normal life.
Sulkin, who starred for three seasons as Liam on Carter Covington's MTV comedy Faking It, will co-write the script alongside Drew Hancock (Suburgatory, Blue Mountain State). Hancock will exec produce, while Sulkin will also co-exec produce.
The deal for F-Unemployed keeps Sulkin at MTV after the cabler opted against a fourth season of critical darling Faking It, which wrapped its run Tuesday night.
Sulkin, who was born in London, made his film debut at age 10 and later starred on Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place and As the Bell Rings.
Sulkin joins Covington with comedies in development at MTV. Covington is developing #Blessed and Click Bait at the cabler, reuniting with writers from Faking It on both projects.
Sulkin is repped by UTA, D2 Management and Bruce Gellman.