Burrows anchors Fox's 'Back' staff


Veteran comedy director James Burrows, who helmed the pilot for Fox's upcoming comedy series "Back to You," has come aboard the show as an executive producer and house director.

"Back to You," from 20th Century Fox Television and Levitan/Lloyd Prods., stars Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton as co-anchors who reunite at a Buffalo, N.Y., television station. Fred Willard and Aimee Garcia co-star.

Burrows joins Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd as executive producers on the series. He will direct most of this season's episodes.

Burrows is an Emmy- and DGA-winning director-producer whose numerous credits include "Will & Grace," "Frasier," "Cheers," "Laverne & Shirley" and "Mary Tyler Moore."

More recently, he was director and executive producer on CBS' "The Class." He also directed the comedy pilots "Traveling in Packs" for ABC and "The Mastersons of Manhattan" for NBC, both of which were in contention for the 2007-08 season.

He is repped by ICM.