Thomas adds second hybrid series at Fox


Rob Roy Thomas, the creator of Fox's improv/scripted comedy series "Free Ride," is back with another hybrid half-hour project for the network.

Fox has given a presentation order to the untitled show, which stars Brendan Hines as a reluctant congressional candidate from Arizona who unexpectedly wins and goes to Washington.

Like "Free Ride," the new show hails from Fox 21, 20th Century Fox TV's lower-budget programming division where Thomas has an overall deal.

Thomas, who also created Bravo's improv comedy series "Significant Others," is repped by ICM and attorney Ken Richman.

Hines co-starred on the Fox comedy pilot "If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now" this past development season. The actor, whose credits include the indie "Ordinary Sinner," is repped by TalentWorks and Sanders Armstrong Management.