Duchovny back on TV at Showtime


David Duchovny is returning to series television.

Showtime has picked up to series an untitled comedy pilot starring the former "X-Files" star, sources said.

The premium cable network has ordered 12 episodes of the project from writer Tom Kapinos, which centers on a writer (Duchovny) who juggles a 16-year-old daughter, an ex-wife whom he still cares for and an insatiable appetite for beautiful women.

It is understood that Showtime plans to launch the series in August, paired with the network's critically praised comedy series "Weeds."

Kapinos is executive producing the project with Duchovny and director Stephen Hopkins.

Reps for Showtime could not be reached for comment Wednesday night.

Kimberly Nordyke contributed to this report.