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Craig Robinson, Adam Scott to Star in ‘X-Files’-Esque Comedy Pilot at Fox

“X-Files”…the comedy?

Fox has given a pilot production commitment to “Ghosted,” a series described as a comedic sort of “X-Files,” Variety has confirmed. Craig Robinson and Adam Scott are set to star in the potential series.

Ghosted” follows a cynical, hilarious skeptic, Leroy Wright (Robinson), and a genius “true believer” in the paranormal, Max Allison (Adam Scott), who are hired by the Underground Investigative Service to look into the rampant “unexplained” activity in Los Angeles — all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race.

The single-camera comedy hails from Tom Gormican, who wrote the screenplay for the Zac Efron flick “That Awkward Moment.” Robinson and Scott will double as executive producers. The project hails from 3Arts and Twentieth Century Fox Television.

Robinson recently starred in NBC’s short-lived comedy “Mr. Robinson,” and had a recurring role on USA Network’s “Mr. Robot.” He is also set to host Spike TV’s upcoming “Caraoke Showdown.” For Scott, “Ghosted” would mark his regular broadcast return, following “Parks and Recreation.” He is also starring in HBO’s upcoming David E. Kelley miniseries “Big Little Lies,” in which he’ll play Reese Witherspoon’s on-screen husband.

For Fox, “Ghosted” adds to the network’s “X-Files” branding, which could surely bring in superfans to check out the comedy, even though it’s not directly related to “X-Files.” Though the David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson show has not been renewed for more episodes, Fox execs and the cast have teased the return of the series. “The X-Files” recent revival ran for six episodes on Fox earlier this year.

Gormican is repped by WME, 3 Arts and attorney Micahel Schenkman; Robinson is repped by UTA, 3 Arts and attorney Matthew Johnson; Adam Scott is repped by WME, Rise Management and attorney Wendy Heller.

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