×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Fox Orders Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney Comedy to Series

Series order continues Fox's development momentum with alums of NBC's 'Saturday Night Live'

Fox has ordered a multi-cam comedy from John Mulaney and Lorne Michaels to series, it was announced today.

The ensemble laffer, titled “Mulaney,” is created and written by Mulaney and was originally developed at NBC last year before moving to Fox. Gotham-set show is based on the life and stand-up comedy of Mulaney, and follows an aspiring comedian as he comes of age under the influence of his boss, roommates and neighbors.

Mulaney, a former “Saturday Night Live” scribe, will topline the series, and exec produce alongside “SNL’s” Lorne Michaels. Andy Ackerman will direct the pilot.

“SNL” alum Martin Short is also on board to co-star as Mulaney’s boss.

“John is one of the sharpest and most skilled next-generation comedic voices out there, who also happens to be surrounded by the best of the best on this new show,” said Kevin Reilly, chairman of entertainment at Fox. “I am personally thrilled to be working with Lorne Michaels again, a friend and show business hero who knows better than anyone how to build a show around talent. Add in the comedy magic of Marty Short and the seasoned hand of Andy Ackerman, and I believe we have the makings of something really special here.”

Universal TV will produce “Mulaney” along with Lorne’s Broadway Video and 3 Arts Entertainment. David Miner, Dave Becky, Andrew Singer and Ackerman will exec produce with Mulaney and Michaels.

“Mulaney” is another Fox project to surface with a serious “SNL” connection. Yesterday, the net ordered a pilot for a Will Forte-created comedy titled “The Last Man On Earth.” In August, Fox offered a series commitment to a Tina Fey-produced comedy, as well. Finally, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” starring “SNL” vet Andy Samberg currently airs on Fox.

More TV

  • THE MASKED SINGER leopard seal

    Seal's Kids Had No Idea He Was Competing on 'The Masked Singer'

    “The Masked Singer” is television’s top secret. The reality competition show goes to great lengths to keep the identities of the celebrity characters under wraps for the audience. In fact, the crew, director, cameramen, judges and even host Nick Cannon are left totally clueless about who is under the mask, just like the viewers. Turns [...]

  • Survivor Island of the Idols Dan

    'Survivor' Boots Contestant Dan Spilo Following Off-Camera Incident

    Hollywood talent manager Dan Spilo is the first “Survivor” contestant to be removed from the series following inappropriate behavior. At the end of the Dec. 11 episode of “Survivor,” host Jeff Probst told players that Spilo would no longer be participarting in the game. “Ok, so I just spoke privately with Dan and I want [...]

  • 'The Masked Singer' Semi Finals: Leopard,

    'The Masked Singer' Reveals the Identities of the Leopard, the Thingamajig

    Spoiler Warning: Do not continue reading unless you’ve watched Wednesday, Dec. 11’s episode of “The Masked Singer.” With the final round allowing just three contestants to participate, two singers were kicked off “The Masked Singer” in Wednesday night’s semi-finals. The Thingamajig and the Leopard were both sent home, revealed to be NBA player Victor Oladipo [...]

  • Ilana Glazer

    TV News Roundup: Ilana Glazer's First Stand Up Special Gets Premiere Date at Amazon

    In today’s TV news roundup, Amazon studios announces a premiere date for Ilana Glazer’s debut standup special and Netflix reveals the premiere dates for multiple original shows.  DATES “Miz & Mrs” will return to USA Network for season 2 on Jan. 29. In the upcoming season, the docuseries will give an exclusive look into the lives [...]

  • Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas

    Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Nick Jonas Set Unscripted Sangeet Series at Amazon

    Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas are bringing an unscripted series about an Indian pre-wedding tradition to Amazon. Amazon has greenlit the untitled series, which will follow engaged couples as they prepare for their sangeet. A sangeet takes place the night before a wedding and features friends and family participating in a night of song [...]

  • Nick Braun My Time Your Time

    WeWork Series in Development With 'Succession's' Nicholas Braun Attached to Star

    A television series based on the tumultuous story of WeWork is in the works, Variety has confirmed. Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content have acquired the rights to the upcoming book about the shared workspace company from Wall Street Journal reporters Maureen Farrell and Eliot Brown. Nicholas Braun, who currently plays Cousin Greg on the critically-acclaimed HBO series [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content