Titled “The Nepotist,” the series would follow Tom Primo, who has too much heart and guilt to fire his mother, son, daughter, and ex-wife despite being sick of employing them. Josh Dixon is the answer to all of Tom’s problems; he’s smart, hard working, kind, and just the guy to supervise the most volatile and least qualified coworkers on Earth.
Jonathan will serve as writer and executive producer. Jimmy will serve as an executive producer. Jimmy’s Meadow Lark Lane Productions will produce in association with 20th Century Fox Television.
Jonathan is perhaps best known for working as a writer and segment director on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” his brother’s ABC late-night series. His other writing credits include “The Andy Milonakis Show,” “The Bonnie Hunt Show,” “Crank Yankers,” “That’s My Bush,” and “The Man Show,” which was co-created and originally hosted by Jimmy. He has also worked as a consulting producer on “South Park” and as a writer-producer on “Drawn Together.”
“I’ve been a big fan of nepotism ever since the first show my brother hired me on,” Jonathan said in a statement.
Jonathan is repped by WME and Principato Young. Jimmy is repped by Dixon Talent. Both are repped by Jackoway, Tyerman, Wertheimer, Austen, Mandelbaum, Morris & Klein.
Jimmy has been in the news recently for his politically-themed monologues. On Monday, he addressed the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival in which 59 people were killed and over 500 injured. “I don’t know why do our so-called leaders continue to allow this to happen,” he said. “Or maybe a better question: Why do we continue to let them allow it to happen?” Prior to that, he was a major opponent of Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and celebrated the latest effort’s failure last week.