Fox Buys Two Sitcoms, Including One from Bill Lawrence; NBC Buys One from Cee Lo (Yes, that Cee Lo)
– Fox has purchased a new single-camera comedy from Bill Lawrence called I Suck At Girls. The show is based on a book by the creator of Shit My Dad Says, Justin Halpern, who will also co-write the pilot, and focuses on the growing up of a boy through manhood and eventually fatherhood.
– Fox has ordered a pilot script for Bastards, a single-cam family comedy about “a family who has never met.” Jason Micallef, writer of the upcoming feature Butter, and Seth Gordon, director of Horrible Bosses, created the show.
– NBC is working with Cee Lo Green to produce a sitcom because…umm. The show will be multi-camera (of course) and be partially based on his life. Ali LeRoi, the co-creator of Everybody Hates Chris, will write the show. Though the idea sounds dumb, Cee Lo is a funny entity and there is a sort of dumb nostalgia to the idea of putting him in a sitcom. It’s like when NBC thought it was a good idea to give Emeril a sitcom.