Fox gives 13-episode order to 'Brothers'

Comedy stars ex-NFL player Michael Strahan

Fox on Friday picked up comedy "Brothers" to series with a 13 episode-order.

The pilot about the relationship between a retired NFL player (retired ball player Michael Strahan) and his wheelchair-bound brother (Darryl "Chill" Mitchell) was one of the last ones picked up by Fox. CCH Pounder also stars in the low-key comedy that received strong feedback during Fox's pilot screenings last week.

The Sony/Tantamount project joins dramas "Human Target," "Past Life" and "Glee" and comedies "Cleveland" and "Sons of Tucson" as new shows planned for next season on Fox.

Its pickup came after some intense back-and-forth between the network and the studio on Thursday.

Meanwhile, schizophrenia drama "Maggie Hill" is still in contention for midseason.