Actor to develop, exec produce half-hour pilot
Vince Vaughn is bringing his guy’s guy sensibility to a laffer in the works for FoxBroadcasting Co. and 20th Century Fox TV.Vaughn is in final negotiations with the network and studio on a deal to develop and exec produce a single-camera half-hour pilot about a couple of young men who are just out of college and starting to experience the real world. Sibling scribes Jim and Steve Armogida have been tapped to pen the pilot script for Vaughn’s Wild West Picture Show Prods. Victoria Vaughn, Vince’s sister, will also exec produce. Vaughn is known to have made the rounds of TV shops in recent weeks to suss out the development marketplace. It’s understood that the pact Fox is offering would give him a wide berth to cast the show and assemble the other creative elements as he sees fit. The Armogida brothers’ recent credits as writer-producers include CBS’ short-lived Jenna Elfman comedy “Courting Alex,” the WB network’s “Grounded for Life” and the PBS drama “My Family.” Victoria Vaughn served as an associate producer on her brother’s 2006 hit “The Break-Up” and is an exec producer on his upcoming project, “Couples Retreat,” for Universal, where Wild West Prods. has a feature deal. Vince Vaughn will next be seen onscreen opposite Reese Witherspoon in New Line’s “Four Christmases,” to be released next month. Vaughn and the Armogidas are repped by CAA.
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