Royce rolls to HBO pilot

O'Fallon to helm Sci Fi's 'Eureka'

“Everybody Loves Raymond” exec producer Mike Royce has signed on as showrunner for HBO’s untitled Louis C.K. comedy pilot, with TV helmer Gary Halvorson (“Committed”) attached to direct.

Meanwhile, Peter O’Fallon (“Wonderfalls”) has come aboard to direct Sci Fi Channel’s drama pilot “Eureka.”

Louis C.K. project comes out of HBO Independent Prods. and reps the paybox’s first stab at traditional multicamera comedy. Thesp wrote and stars in the pilot, which centers on a middle-class couple and their child. He exec produces with 3 Arts Entertainment manager Dave Becky.

Sci Fi’s “Eureka,” described as “Northern Exposure” meets “Twin Peaks,” is currently casting. Andy Cosby and Jamie Paglia wrote the pilot about a U.S. marshal who gets stranded in an eccentric think-tank community in the Pacific Northwest. Sci Fi produces in association with NBC Universal Television Studios.

Among Halvorson’s numerous TV credits are “Complete Savages,” “Raymond,” “Joey,” “Friends” “Two and a Half Men” and “The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour.”

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