Fox pilot 'Hope' lands director

Michael Fresco to helm comedy from Greg Garcia

Michael Fresco has been tapped to direct "Keep Hope Alive," Greg Garcia's comedy pilot for Fox.

The single-camera project, from 20th TV, centers on a 25-year-old man raising an infant with the help of his quirky family after the mother of the baby, with whom he had a one-night stand, ends up on death row.

Fresco has strong ties with Garcia. He directed 15 episodes of Garcia's NBC/20th TV single-camera comedy "My Name Is Earl."

During the past two years, Fresco helmed two ABC pilots for 20th TV: the single-camera comedy "Better Off Ted" and drama "The Deep End." Both pilots went to series.

Fresco also was a consulting producer/director on the first season of "Ted," created by his brother, Victor Fresco.