Fox greenlights Attanasio's 'Courtoom'


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Fox is heading to "Courtroom K" with "House" executive producer Paul Attanasio.

The network greenlighted a one-hour pilot from the Oscar-nominated writer, which has been laid off at 20th Century Fox TV.

Attanasio penned "Courtroom" on spec and is executive producing the project, a darkly comedic courtroom drama in the vein of "House," which is set in a Milwaukee Superior Court and revolves around a judge, a prosecutor and a public defender.

Attanasio has ties to Milwakee -- his brother Mark Attanasio owns the Milwaukee Brewers.

"Courtroom" was written outside of the two-year first-look deal Attanasio and Katie Jacobs' Heel and Toe Films inked with Fox Broadcasting in the fall of 2005, in the wake of the success of the company-produced hit Fox drama "House."

CAA-repped Attanasio created NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street" and "Gideon's Crossing."

On the feature side, he has several projects in the works, including "The Fighter" and "East of Eden."