Jason Bateman to direct Fox pilot


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"Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman is returning to Fox, this time as a director of the comedy pilot "The Inn."

"Inn," from 20th Century Fox TV, Reveille and Principato-Young, is a multicamera comedy starring Niecy Nash that is described as "Upstairs/Downstairs" set at a hip New York hotel.

"Inn" marks the first pilot directing duties for Bateman, who has directed episodes of comedy series, including the Emmy-winning "Development."

Bateman, repped by UTA and 3 Arts, co-starred in "Juno" and next will be seen in "Hancock."