[05/07/14 - 04:05 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 7 - FOX Passes on Comedy Pilots "Dead Boss," "Fatrick" & "No Place Like Home"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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DEAD BOSS (FOX/Warner Bros.; W: Patricia Breen; D: Barry Sonnenfeld) - The network has passed on the single-camera comedy pilot, about Helen Stephens (Jane Krakowski), an overachiever who is wrongfully convicted of murdering her boss (David Cross) and forced to rely on her train wreck of a sister (Justine Lupe) to prove her innocence. Amy Sedaris, Cedric Yarborough, Rachel Dratch and Ravi Patel also starred. (THR.com)

FATRICK (FOX/20th; W: Corey Nickerson & Nahnatchka Khan; D: Jim Rash & Nat Faxon) - FOX has likewise opted not to move forward with the single-camera comedy pilot, about Patrick (Zach Cregger), a 30-something moving man and formerly fat kid who is forced to face the damage caused by years of being Fatrick: a chubby little kid just trying to survive. Also starring were Dante Hoagland, Lucy Rust, Marcia Cross and Ray Ford. (THR.com)

NO PLACE LIKE HOME (A.K.A. HERE'S YOUR DAMN FAMILY) (FOX/Warner Bros.; W: Ricky Blitt; D: TBA) - The network has also passed on the multi-camera comedy pilot, about Richard Gordon (Jon Heder), a stunted, set-in-his-ways thirtysomething man living with his mom, Carol (Jane Kaczmarek), who finds his perfectly organized world upended when she gets married - and her new husband, Mike Baldwin (David James Elliott), plus his three teenage children (Peter DaCunha, Brendan Meyer and Natasha Bassett) move in. (THR.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - The network's two other comedy pilots - "Cabot College" and "Sober Companion" - still remain in consideration (THR.com).

  [may 2014]  


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