Bradley Whitford knows 'Jack'

Actor to star in action-comedy series at Fox

Bradley Whitford has been tapped to star in "Jack and Dan," Matt Nix's new 13-episode series for Fox.

The straight-to-series hourlong project is produced by Fox TV Studios under the company's international co-production model.

It centers on Jack, an ambitious, by-the-book cop who is partnered with Dan (Whitford), a drunken, lecherous, wild-card cop who hangs onto his job only because of a heroic act years before.

Filming on the show, an action comedy in the tone of Nix's USA Network hit "Burn Notice," is slated to begin early next year.

This is the second buddy-cop comedy project for Emmy winner Whitford, who also starred in the NBC half-hour pilot "Off Duty" this past development season. The actor, next seen in "The Cabin in the Woods," is repped by WME and manager Adena Chawke.