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Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Fox Buys Animated Show from 'Futurama' Writer Lew Morton and 'Walk Hard' Director Jake Kasdan

Fox is developing a new animated show called Wentworth Hall, which will be produced by Jake Kasdan and written by Lew Morton, Deadline reports.. Kasdan is known for directing Walk Hard, The TV Set, and Bad Teacher and producing New Girl. Morton has written for Futurama, NewsRadio, and Undeclared. Most recently, he created Comedy Central's Big Lake and the subtly-named Rob Schneider vehicle Rob for CBS. Wentworth Hall will follow a group of offbeat college kids running wild at a once-respected university. These are two talented guys and this show should be something to look forward to if it gets picked up. Also, it's always nice to see Fox continue to work towards having an even balance of Seth MacFarlane animated shows vs. non-Seth MacFarlane animated shows. It's only fair.