Net also nears commitment for new project from scribe Adam Goldberg
It’s looking like a reunion is near for Fox and “Breaking In” creator-exec producer Adam Goldberg.
In a rare move, the network is said to be close to reviving the workplace comedy that had a short run on Fox last season. The net is finalizing a 13-episode midseason order for “Breaking In,” plus it has given a big commitment to a new project from Goldberg and Sony Pictures TV.
The latest Goldberg project, which was a hot prospect among several nets, is described as a semi-autobiographical tale of growing up in the 1980s. Like “Breaking In,” it’s produced through Adam Sandler’s Sony TV-based Happy Madison shingle.
Even after getting the ax last spring, Sony has kept the “Breaking In” cast under contract. Series about a group of computer whizzes who specialize in IT security stars Christian Slater, Bret Harrison, Jennifer Irwin and Michael Rosenbaum. Show had a long path to a seven-episode midseason run on Fox starting in April, when it had the benefit of an “American Idol” lead-in.
“Breaking In” never caught fire with viewers but generated some heat among critics, which undoubtedly helped in its resurrection for the coming season.