Scribe Larry Levin, creator of the quirky 1993-’94 Fox comedy “Bakersfield P.D.,” is developing a comedy series for Twentieth Century Fox TV.
There’s no word yet on a premise for the project. Levin, who most recently penned the screenplay for last year’s Eddie Murphy hit “Dr. Dolittle,” is still fleshing out a number of concepts, according to Sandy Grushow, prexy of Twentieth Century Fox TV.
Grushow was entertainment prexy of the Fox web when “Bakersfield P.D.” bowed to rave reviews but lackluster Nielsen numbers in the 1993-94 season. The offbeat show about a half-black, half-Italian cop who relocates to Bakersfield from Gotham has become a cult fave among TV bizzers.
” ‘Bakersfield P.D.’ was one of the most interesting and well-conceived shows that I’ve ever been a part of. My goal is to have him do something that is similarly off the beaten path,” Grushow said.
Levin’s other TV credits include the 1995 CBS comedy “If Not For You” and ABC’s “Arresting Behavior.” He’s repped by Endeavor.