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Fox Gives Straight-to-Series Summer Order to Romantic Mockumentary Comedy ‘Famous’

Update April 25: “Famous” will no longer air this summer, as Fox has put the project back into development. Deadline first reported the decision to ax the show, which has not yet entered production, but was in the midst of casting.

Original story: Fox has given a straight-to-series order to “Famous,” a mockumentary style comedy series that will premiere this summer, Variety has learned.

Hailing from Ralph Farquhar (“Real Husbands of Hollywood,” “Moesha”) and Ty Hodges (“A Girl Like Grace”), the half-hour series follows a young couple whose relationship is tested when one of them skyrockets to stardom virtually overnight. Fox has ordered 10 episodes, and has not announced casting yet.

Filmed in mockumentary style at a couples therapy session, “Famous” revolves around high school teachers Fred and Geneva, who are dating. Both secretly aspire to work in Hollywood: He wants to be a screenwriter, and she wants to be a pop diva, and one of those dreams miraculously comes true when Geneva lands a record deal after her first music video goes viral. But, as she rises to stardom, he feels pushed to the sidelines. The season will explore if the couple can survive or if they will discover that being famous and in love makes for a complicated threesome.

“Famous” will premiere June 12 at 9 p.m. Debuting a new scripted comedy series in the summer is atypical for Fox and most broadcast networks, which usually bring out new dramas and reality shows in the summer months. Last year, Fox aired mostly comedy repeats plus some new episodes of the animated “Golan the Insatiable.”

Farquhar is repped by Jim Kellem at JKA Talent and Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano.

Rick Kissell contributed to this report.

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