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Morgan Murphy Comedy in the Works at Fox

Fox has given a script order to an untitled comedy pilot from comedian Morgan Murphy.

Set in “the world’s most colorful bar in Mexico,” the multi-camera comedy tells the story of a man who moves back to his hometown to open his dream business, but is dismayed when his rudderless adult son follows him and he realizes his parenting days aren’t over.  the project hails from ABC Studios and 20th Century Fox Television.

A former writer on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” and “2 Broke Girls,” Murphy will write and serve as executive producer on the pilot. Lee Eisenberg, Michael Rotenberg, and Avi Gilbert of 3Arts Entertainment will also exec produce.

Murphy is represented by CAA, 3Arts, and attorney Jared Levine. Eisenberg is represented by WME.

Fox has been active in the half-hour development space. This week, the 21st Century Fox-owned broadcast television network put into development a live, multi-camera comedy currently titled “The Great Unknown” from writer Adam Barr and Gail Berman’s Jackal Group. Fox also is is redeveloping “The Ever After Part,” a multi-camera comedy series from John Ross Bowie and Kevin Sussman with Peter Tolan joining as a writer and executive produce. The show will follow a couple who, faced with the difficulties of raising their daughter in a hip, on the rise neighborhood, must swallow their pride and move in with the husband’s flamboyant mother and her manservant.


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