Fox enthralled with Qualls

Net looking to develop half-hour laffer for thesp

Fox Broadcasting Co. has signed feature thesp DJ Qualls (“The New Guy”) to a talent holding/development deal.

Net is looking to develop a half-hour comedy for Qualls based on an autobiographical idea he pitched the network. Qualls is expected to take an active role in its creation and development of the show, which would focus on a young man working at an ambulance-chasing personal injury law firm.

While the web has the right to place Qualls in another project, Fox casting exec VP Marcia Shulman said the net “fully intends to develop his show.”

“We sat down with DJ to say hello, and he started telling us about his life before he was an actor. I saw that there was a show there and called in our development people,” Shulman said. “He’s just totally funny and charming, and a really smart guy.”

In addition to starring in “The New Guy,” Qualls’ other feature credits include “The Core” and “Road Trip.” On the small screen, Qualls had a role in the 1998 CBS pic “Mama Flora’s Family.”

Thesp and his management reps — Peter Principato, Paul Young and E. Brian Dobbins — are expected to produce the Fox project, though no formal decisions on credit will be made until a studio is attached.

More TV

  • Amazon, TF1 Go Behind the Scenes

    Amazon, TF1 Go Behind the Scenes With French World Cup Team (EXCLUSIVE)

    Fox Broadcasting Co. has signed feature thesp DJ Qualls (“The New Guy”) to a talent holding/development deal. Net is looking to develop a half-hour comedy for Qualls based on an autobiographical idea he pitched the network. Qualls is expected to take an active role in its creation and development of the show, which would focus […]

  • 'The Bachelorette' Week 8 Recap: Becca

    'The Bachelorette' Recap: Becca Kufrin Meets the Families on Hometown Dates

    Fox Broadcasting Co. has signed feature thesp DJ Qualls (“The New Guy”) to a talent holding/development deal. Net is looking to develop a half-hour comedy for Qualls based on an autobiographical idea he pitched the network. Qualls is expected to take an active role in its creation and development of the show, which would focus […]

  • Will Catlett

    'Love Is___' Star William Catlett Signs With CAA (EXCLUSIVE)

    Fox Broadcasting Co. has signed feature thesp DJ Qualls (“The New Guy”) to a talent holding/development deal. Net is looking to develop a half-hour comedy for Qualls based on an autobiographical idea he pitched the network. Qualls is expected to take an active role in its creation and development of the show, which would focus […]

  • Nick Cannon King of the Dancehall

    TV News Roundup: Nick Cannon to Host 2018 Teen Choice Awards

    Fox Broadcasting Co. has signed feature thesp DJ Qualls (“The New Guy”) to a talent holding/development deal. Net is looking to develop a half-hour comedy for Qualls based on an autobiographical idea he pitched the network. Qualls is expected to take an active role in its creation and development of the show, which would focus […]

  • Rugrats. Nickeoldeon Animation Studios

    'Rugrats' Relaunch Set With Nickelodeon Series, Paramount Movie

    Fox Broadcasting Co. has signed feature thesp DJ Qualls (“The New Guy”) to a talent holding/development deal. Net is looking to develop a half-hour comedy for Qualls based on an autobiographical idea he pitched the network. Qualls is expected to take an active role in its creation and development of the show, which would focus […]

  • Sacha Baron Cohen

    Showtime Counters Sacha Baron Cohen 'Stolen Valor' Claims

    Fox Broadcasting Co. has signed feature thesp DJ Qualls (“The New Guy”) to a talent holding/development deal. Net is looking to develop a half-hour comedy for Qualls based on an autobiographical idea he pitched the network. Qualls is expected to take an active role in its creation and development of the show, which would focus […]

  • Wyatt Russell in Lodge 49 AMC

    TV Review: AMC's 'Lodge 49' Starring Wyatt Russell

    Fox Broadcasting Co. has signed feature thesp DJ Qualls (“The New Guy”) to a talent holding/development deal. Net is looking to develop a half-hour comedy for Qualls based on an autobiographical idea he pitched the network. Qualls is expected to take an active role in its creation and development of the show, which would focus […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content