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Fox Orders Off-Cycle Comedy Pilot From Rob Rosell, Rob McElhenney

Fox has ordered an off-cycle comedy pilot from Rob McElhenney and Rob Rosell, Variety has learned.

The untitled multi-camera series follows a woman, her ex-husband, and her new wife work together to raise a family in middle America. McElhenney and Rosell will serve as writers and executive producers on the project. McElhenney is one of the co-creators and stars of the hit FX comedy “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” on which Rosell previously served as a writer and executive producer. Fellow “It’s Always Sunny” co-stars Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton will also executive produce, along with “It’s
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Rob McElhenney & Rob Rosell Family Comedy Gets Off-Cycle Pilot Order At Fox

While Fox is screening its pilots in contention for next fall, the network also has given a pilot order to a half-hour multi-camera comedy from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-creator Rob McElhenney, Rob Rosell and 20th Century Fox TV. Written by McElhenney and Rosell, the untitled comedy centers on a woman, her ex-husband and her new wife who work together to raise a family in middle America. McElhenney and Rosell executive produce with It’s Always Sunny‘s Charlie…
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Team Set Middle America Family Comedy at Fox

Fox is looking to program to middle America.

The network has handed out a late-season pilot order to an untitled multicamera comedy from the team behind FX's long-running hit It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

The project revolves around a woman, her ex-husband and her new wife, who all work together to raise a family in middle America. The comedy hails from 20th Century Fox Television.

Rob McElhenney and Rob Rosell will pen the script and executive produce the comedy alongside It's Always Sunny collaborators Nick Frenkel, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton. (While Day, Howerton and McElhenney star in Sunny —...
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Rob McElhenney & Rob Rosell Comedy Gets Fox Production Commitment

Fox has handed a second big commitment to a multi-camera comedy from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia masterminds Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton. Following the pilot order to Cool Kids, the network has given a pilot production commitment to a blue-collar family comedy executive produced by the trio and written by McElhenney and former It’s Always Sunny executive producer Rob Rosell. Cool Kids got the pilot green light off a finished script. The untitled…
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Nasim Pedrad Comedy Pilot ‘Chad’ Not Going Forward At Fox, Will Be Shopped

Exclusive: Fox has passed on Chad: An American Boy, the single-camera Middle-Eastern family comedy pilot starring Saturday Night Live alumna Nasim Pedrad as a teenage boy. I hear 20th Century Fox TV, the studio behind the project created by Pedrad and Rob Rosell and directed by Jason Winer, is planning to aggressively shop it. Fox took a creative swing with Chad, about a 14-year-old boy (Pedrad) in the throes of adolescence who is tasked with being the man of the…
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Fox Pushes Nasim Pedrad’s ‘Chad’ Comedy Pilot Production

Fox Pushes Nasim Pedrad’s ‘Chad’ Comedy Pilot Production
Fox has pushed back production on Nasim Pedrad’s comedy pilot “Chad: An American Boy.” The pilot is now scheduled to shoot in May, too late to be considered for upfronts that month. It remains in contention for a midseason pickup.

Fox cited complications related to an international casting search as the reason for the delay. “Chad” is a single-camera comedy in which “Saturday Night Live” alum Pedrad, who is of Iranian descent, plays a 13-year-old Iranian-American boy.

“Because of our commitment to authenticity, we conducted a worldwide casting search for several roles in this pilot which meant that we wouldn’t have been able to get visas in time to shoot within the traditional pilot window,” producer 20th Century Fox said in a statement.

Fox also announced the casting of two additional actors for the series—Christine Tawfik as Chad’s mother Naz and Paul Chahidi as Naz’s sweet older cousin Hamid.
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Chad: An American Boy: Fox Orders Nasim Pedrad Comedy Pilot

Fox has ordered the TV show pilot for Chad: An American Boy, co-created by Scream Queens' Nasim Pedrad with Rob Rosell. A single-camera comedy, Chad: An American Boy features Ms. Pedrad as the title character -- a 14-year-old boy who must assume the role of man of the house. He is burdened with all the duties of adulthood, yet reaps none of benefits.

Pedrad and Rosell, are executive producing with director Jason Winer, Michael Rotenberg, and Dave Becky. The project comes from 20th Century Fox TV.

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Fox Orders ‘Chad’ Comedy Pilot Starring Nasim Pedrad As Teen Middle Eastern Boy

Fox has given a late pilot order to Chad: An American Boy, a single-camera Middle Eastern family comedy co-created by and starring Saturday Night Live alumna Nasim Pedrad and directed by Jason Winer. Written by Pedrad & Rob Rosell, Chad centers on a 14-year-old boy (Pedrad) in the throes of adolescence is tasked with being the man of the house, which leaves him with all the responsibilities of being an adult without any of the perks. Pedrad, Rosell and Winer executive…
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Fox Greenlights Middle Eastern Family Comedy Pilot Starring Nasim Pedrad as Teenage Boy

Fox has ordered a pilot for “Chad: An American Boy,” a comedy which will star “SNL” alum Nasim Pedrad as a 14-year-old boy in a Middle Eastern Family, Variety has learned.

The comedy follows a young teenage boy, played by Pedrad, in the throes of adolescence who is tasked with being the man of the house, which leaves him with all the responsibilities of being an adult without any of the perks.

“I’m thrilled to be able to portray a Middle Eastern family not working for or against Jack Bauer on network TV,” remarked Pedrad, who also co-wrote the script. “Also, a big thank you to Fox for understanding that my true essence is that of an awkward and misguided 14-year-old boy.”

The pilot marks a huge step in diversity for Fox — and broadcast television.

In pitching the project, Pedrad, who is drawing upon her upbringing and heritage for the pilot,
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New Girl's Lamorne Morris Tackles Real-Life Cop Drama in Tonight's Ep

New Girl's Lamorne Morris Tackles Real-Life Cop Drama in Tonight's Ep
Lamorne Morris hasn’t made many requests since he started playing New Girl‘s Winston. One was that his kooky character become a cop. Another was that the Fox series seriously consider what that means in America today.

“I love police officers. I think they’re awesome. They look cool as hell when they do stuff,” Morris tells TVLine. “My favorite movies involve police officers. It’s just, you can’t escape some of the things that are shown in the media. You can’t help but see it.”

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"Grand Budapest," "Imitation Game," "True Detective' Win Big at 2015 Writers Guild Awards!

Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" won the Original Screenplay honor at the recently concluded Writers Guild Awards while Morten Tyldum's "The Imitation Game" took home the Adapted Screenplay trophy. "The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swarts" written by Brian Knappenberger won Documentary Screenplay award. The film is not nominated for an Academy award.

In TV land, HBO's "True Detective" won the Drama Series award and FX's "Louie" received the Comedy Series trophy.

Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 2015 Writers Guild Awards:

Feature Film

Original Screenplay

Boyhood, Written by Richard Linklater; IFC Films

Foxcatcher, Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman; Sony Pictures Classics

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness; Fox Searchlight Winner

Nightcrawler, Written by Dan Gilroy; Open Road Films

Whiplash, Written by Damien Chazelle; Sony Pictures Classics

Adapted Screenplay

American Sniper,
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‘Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘True Detective’ Top WGA Awards

‘Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘True Detective’ Top WGA Awards
Wes Anderson’s whimsical script for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” took the Writers Guild of America award for original screenplay, while Graham Moore’s script for codebreaking thriller “The Imitation Game” won for adapted screenplay.

HBO’s “True Detective” and FX’s “Louie” each took a pair of TV trophies.

“Alan Turing is the person for who we made this film,” Moore said in his acceptance speech at the Century Plaza in Los Angeles. “It is on the shoulders of his genius that we made this film.”

Anderson, who shares story credit with Hugo Guiness, recalled in his acceptance speech that it was appropriate to receive the award in Century City since he had worked with longtime collaborator Owen Wilson at a nearby motel many years ago.

“I can think of no greater neighborhood to accept this award in,” Anderson added.

“Grand Budapest” won over the scripts for “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher,
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‘Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘True Detective’ Top WGA Awards

‘Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘True Detective’ Top WGA Awards
Wes Anderson’s whimsical script for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” took the Writers Guild of America award for original screenplay, while Graham Moore’s script for codebreaking thriller “The Imitation Game” won for adapted screenplay.

HBO’s “True Detective” and FX’s “Louie” each took a pair of TV trophies.

“Alan Turing is the person for who we made this film,” Moore said in his acceptance speech at the Century Plaza in Los Angeles. “It is on the shoulders of his genius that we made this film.”

Anderson, who shares story credit with Hugo Guiness, recalled in his acceptance speech that it was appropriate to receive the award in Century City since he had worked with longtime collaborator Owen Wilson at a nearby motel many years ago.

“I can think of no greater neighborhood to accept this award in,” Anderson added.

“Grand Budapest” won over the scripts for “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher,
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New Girl Video: The Roomies Have a Tiny Problem With Winston's Partner

New Girl Video: The Roomies Have a Tiny Problem With Winston's Partner
One small matter interferes with the celebration of Winston’s Police Academy graduation on Tuesday’s New Girl (Fox, 9/8c): His obsessive roommates can’t get over the fact that his training officer is petite and female.

Guest star Nasim Pedrad (Mulaney, Saturday Night Live) plays Winston’s diminutive-yet-deadly mentor, and — as you’ll see in the exclusive sneak peek below — she shuts down Nick and Coach’s concerns rather effectively around the 1:05 mark.

Press Play on the video to hear New Girl writer Jacob Brown and co-executive producer/writer Rob Rosell set up Pedrad’s episode.

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Writers Guild of America announces TV nominations for WGA Awards, Fargo “snub” explained by FX

With Awards season heating up, the Writers Guild of America has announced its TV nominations for the WGA Awards, which are set to take place in February. Check out the full list of nominees below…

Drama Series:

Game of Thrones, Written by David Benioff, Bryan Cogman, George R.R. Martin, D.B. Weiss (HBO)

The Good Wife, Written by Leonard Dick, Keith Eisner, Matthew Hodgson, Ted Humphrey, Michelle King, Robert King, Erica Shelton Kodish, Matthew Montoya, Luke Schelhaas, Nichelle Tramble Spellman, Craig Turk, Julia Wolfe (CBS)

House of Cards, Written by Bill Cain, Laura Eason, Sam R. Forman, William Kennedy, Kenneth Lin, John Mankiewicz, David Manson, Beau Willimon (Netflix)

Mad Men, Written by Heather Jeng Bladt, Semi Chellas, Jonathan Igla, David Iserson, Erin Levy, Matthew Weiner, Carly Wray (AMC)

True Detective, Written by Nic Pizzolatto (HBO)

Comedy Series:

Louie, Written by Louis Ck (FX)

Orange Is the New Black, Written by Stephen Falk,
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FX doesn't submit 'Fargo' as 'Transparent,' 'True Detective' lead WGA TV nominations

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FX doesn't submit 'Fargo' as 'Transparent,' 'True Detective' lead WGA TV nominations
The Writers Guild of America announced the TV nominees for the 2015 WGA Awards on Thursday (December 4) morning and several new shows broke into the fields in a big way. And, of course, there were a number of big WGA Award nomination head-scratchers. Specifically, where the heck was FX's "Fargo"? The answer is below. Making perhaps the biggest splash was "Transparent," which earned three nominations and, since "Orange Is The New Black" earned two nods and "House of Cards" pick up one, that meant that Amazon Prime and Netflix are, at least for one award-giving organization, on equal footing as creators of original programming. The Jill Soloway-created "Transparent" is nominated for New Series, where it will go against "The Affair," "The Knick," "Silicon Valley" and "True Detective." "Transparent" and "Silicon Valley" are also up for Comedy Series, going against "Louie," "Veep" and "Orange Is The New Black." Lest you panic
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Good Wife, True Detective, Thrones, Louie Among 2015 WGA Nominees

Good Wife, True Detective, Thrones, Louie Among 2015 WGA Nominees
Nominations for the 2015 Writers Guild Awards were announced Thursday, and newcomers like Transparent and True Detective, as well as returning favorites such as The Good Wife, Louie and Game of Thrones, were both rewarded with multiple nods.

The winners will be announced on Saturday, Feb. 14, during simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City.

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Drama Series

Game of Thrones

The Good Wife

House of Cards

Mad Men

True Detective

Comedy Series

Louie

Orange Is the New Black

Silicon Valley

Transparent

Veep

New Series

The Affair

The Knick

Silicon Valley

Transparent

True Detective

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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘True Detective,’ ‘Transparent’ Lead WGA TV Nominations

‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘True Detective,’ ‘Transparent’ Lead WGA TV Nominations
HBO’s “Silicon Valley” and Amazon’s “Transparent” were among the newbie standouts in this year’s TV nominees for the Writers Guild Awards.

Both shows earned noms for comedy series as well as for new series. “Transparent” made it a trifecta with a nom for episodic comedy, for “The Wilderness” seg penned by Ethan Kuperberg.

HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “True Detective,” CBS’s “The Good Wife,” AMC’s “Mad Men,” FX’s “Louie” and ABC’s “Modern Family” also grabbed two noms each.

Modern Family” was not selected in the comedy series category but took two nods for the “The Cold” and “Three Dinners” segments. Similarly, “Boardwalk Empire” was not named for drama series but received nomimations for the “Devil You Know” and “Friendless Child” episodes.

The Simpsons” had its usual strong showing with four bids for animation writing with “Bob’s Burgers” taking two.
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‘Doberman’ #2 Is Not Quite as Funny

Doberman #2

Written by Scott Marder, Rob Rosell and Jack Lambert

Art by Brandon McKinney

Published by Idw

Frank Doberano comes back to the real world in this issue to get revenge on Jasper Kane. I didn’t find this issue to be quite as funny, maybe because there wasn’t the level of satire here that I was hoping for. Still, it has an original voice and a quirky comedic sensibility that I can’t quite shake. I have no idea where the series is going, apart from the revenge story, but I’m willing to read along.

After Doberman’s rescue of the women last issue, a visitor drops off a magazine that reveals that Jasper Kane is a free man. Doberman angrily returns to civilization where his indefinite leave from the police force is ended. His only goal is revenge, and he has kind of a hard time
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Wednesday Comedy Roundup: Always Sunny 9.10

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Season 9, Episode 10, “The Gang Squashes Their Beefs”

Directed by Todd Biermann

Written by Rob Rosell

Airs Wednesdays at 10pm Est on Fxx

Like the Tuesday comedies last week, the ABC Wednesday sitcoms take a week off as the Cma awards take their place. This feels like a much needed break from the underwhelming installments we’ve been getting as of late. With the unentertaining sitcoms unable to distract us this week, we’re able to focus and enjoy this week’s episode of It’s Always Sunny even more. Unfortunately this isn’t possible because it’s not the show’s greatest episode. Up until now this show has been outstanding as it delivers outrageously funny episodes week after week. Recently these episodes have all been happening outside of the show’s progressing narrative and they’ve really delivered. “The Gang Squashes Their Beefs
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