Good news, comicbook geeks and agentless comedy scribes everywhere: Fox wants you.
In a bid to find the next generation of animated comedy skeins to keep Homer Simpson and Hank Hill company, Fox is opening up the development process to the general public.
As part of an initiative dubbed “Pitch-o-Rama,” net is directing aspiring Matt Groenings to send in brief ideas for potential toons — along with a release designed to prevent the net from being sued at a later date.
Up to 100 applicants (all of whom must be 18 or older) will then be selected to attend an open pitch session to be held at the network’s Los Angeles offices in November. What happens next depends on what execs think of the ideas, though the goal is to find ideas with enough juice to merit further development.
Applications are available at fox.com/pitchorama. Deadline for entries is Sept. 15.
While “The Simpsons” and “King of the Hill” will be on Fox’s sked for a while, net recently aired the final episode of “Futurama.”