In addition to hosting, Brennan would also serve as the writer, director, and executive producer on the potential series. The untitled project is described as a topical political and cultural talk show with sketches and man on the street segments. Craig Borders will also executive produce along with Daniel Rappaport and Evan Silverberg of Management 360. 20th Century Fox Television is the studio.
Fox ordered a presentation for the series, which was shot last week. It is in consideration for a spring launch should it move forward.
In addition to co-creating Comedy Central’s “Chappelle’s Show” with Dave Chappelle, Brennan is an accomplished stand up comedian in his own right. His comedy special “Neal Brennan: 3 Mics” was released on Netflix at the beginning of this year and received positive reviews. Brennan’s writing credits also include “Saturday Night Live” and “The Daily Show,” and he recently lent his voice to the Comedy Central animated series “Legends of Chamberlain Heights.”
Brennan is repped by CAA, Management 360, and Del Moonves Shaw.
Fox is currently the only one of the Big 4 broadcast networks without a late-night series, though the other three air their shows nightly instead of weekly. Fox’s last attempt at such a series was the “The Wanda Sykes Show,” which aired for one season from November 2009 to April 2010. Other networks have recently found great success with weekly shows, however. HBO and TBS have received great acclaim and Emmy wins for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” and “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” respectively.