Sikowitz to play by 'Rules'


Mike Sikowitz has been tapped as executive producer/showrunner on "The Rules for Starting Over," Fox's midseason comedy series from Peter and Bobby Farrelly.

He will take the reins of the 20th Century Fox TV/Conundrum Entertainment/Watson Pond Prods. show while also developing under a pre-existing premium blind script deal with Sony Pictures Television.

"Rules," written by Chris Pappas, Mike Bernier and Kevin Barnett, stars Craig Bierko as a thirtysomething who, with his fellow newly single buddies, jumps headfirst into the dating scene. Rashida Jones, Johnny Sneed and Shaun Majumder co-star.

Also serving as executive producers on the comedy are Peter and Bobby Farrelly, Bradley Thomas and Brad Johnson. Pappas and Bernier are co-exec producing, and Barnett is supervising producer.

Sikowitz most recently was co-executive producer/writer on the CBS comedy "The Class." He also wrote and executive produced "Grown Men," an SPT-produced pilot for WB Network, and was showrunner on WB's "Twins" and "Grounded for Life."

Sikowitz is repped by ICM and attorney Michael Gendler.