Fox tees up Jacobson’s ‘Marty’

Multi-cam comedy is set in snooty country club

Fox is developing a fish-out-of-water comedy from scribe Danny Jacobson (“Mad About You”).

“Call Me Marty” follows the exploits of a blue-collar butcher from Yonkers, N.Y., who winds up joining a snooty Westchester country club.

Fox has picked up a script for “Marty,” which comes from NBC Universal TV and Dreamworks TV. Like “Beast,” “Marty” was pitched as a multi-cam comedy.

Jacobson is set to exec produce, along with Dreamworks’ Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.

Jacobson said “Marty” is loosely based on his own experience as the member of an uptight golf club.

“The way people talk to other people there, the way people treat other people, they get hung up on the wrong things and get nasty and competitive,” he said. “It’s funny — and it’s a good place to put this guy. It’s the oldest thing in the world — the ‘Three Stooges’ and the hoi polloi. They’re the have-nots and go into a place where the haves are, leaving a trail of destruction — but it seems deserving and funny.”

Beyond “Mad About You,” Jacobson’s credits include “Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place” and “Roseanne.”

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