Russo brothers to direct Fox pilot


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Emmy winners Joe and Anthony Russo will direct the Fox drama pilot "Courtroom K," Richard Shepard is set to helm ABC's single-camera comedy pilot "Bad Mother's Handbook" and Dean Parisot will direct ABC's untitled Dave Hemingson drama pilot.

"Courtroom K," from 20th TV and Paul Attanasio, is a darkly comedic courtroom drama set in a Milwaukee Superior Court.

The Russo brothers won an Emmy for directing the pilot episode of "Arrested Development," also for Fox/20th TV. They also were tapped by Fox's entertainment chief Kevin Reilly, then at FX, to helm the pilot for the cable network's comedy pilot "Lucky."

"Handbook," from ABC Studios, centers on a 32-year-old woman too busy taking care of her 16-year-old daughter and 48-year-old mother.

Shepard, who recently directed the film "The Hunting Party," also helmed the "Ugly Betty" pilot for ABC/ABC Studios.

The Hemingson project, from 20th TV, is a legal ensemble dramedy about a newly minted law school grad from a blue-collar background who joins an outrageous Los Angeles boutique law firm. Parisot also directed the pilots for USA's "Monk" and ABC's "The Job."