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‘Show’ time for Grammer

Midseason skein starts up March 13

Fox is ready to take the wraps off “Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show.”

Net will unveil the rapid-fire laffer Sunday, March 13, at 9:30 p.m. Premiere seg will be slotted after a special firstrun 9 p.m. episode of “The Simpsons.”

“Sketch,” originally penciled in to air Sundays at 7 from January (Daily Variety, May 20), is based on the U.K. show of the same name. Each episode features roughly 30 bits, producing a (potential) laugh every minute.

Avalon TV and Fox 21 are producing. Grammer, John Thoday, Richard Allen-Turner, Steve Star and Dan Patterson exec produce.

Fox’s other midseason laffer, “Life on a Stick,” is still set for a March 23 bow following “American Idol.”

Grammer and Stark also exec produce the NBC midseason hit “Medium” and UPN’s “Girlfriends” via their Par-based Grammnet shingle.

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