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Craig Robinson and Adam Scott’s Paranormal Comedy ‘Ghosted’ Lands Pilot Order at Fox

Fox has given a formal pilot order to “Ghosted,” starring Craig Robinson and Adam ScottVariety has learned.

The paranormal project was a hot project early on, landing a pilot production commitment in its initial order last summer.

The single-camera comedy has been described as “The X-Files” as a comedy. It follows a cynical skeptic (Robinson) and a genius “true believer” in the paranormal (Scott) who are recruited by The Bureau Underground 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.

Robinson and Scott will both serve as executive producers, in addition to starring. Other EPs are Naomi Scott, Oly Obst, Mark Schulman and Tom Gormican (“That Awkward Moment”), who penned the pilot. Kevin Etten (“Workaholics,” “Scrubs,” “Desperate Housewives”) has signed on as showrunner and will also serve as an exec producer. The pilot hails from 3Arts, Gettin’ Rad Productions and Twentieth Century Fox Television.

Ghosted” marks the fourth pilot to be picked up at Fox for the 2017-2018 television season. It’s the third comedy pilot at the network, following “Linda From HR” and Liz Meriwether’s “Thin Ice.” On the drama side, Fox has ordered an X-Men pilot from Matt Nix and Bryan Singer, who will direct.

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.

To stay updated with pilot season, check out Variety Insight’s Pilot Scorecard.

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