It is based on Justin Halpern’s book I Suck At Girls, the follow-up to his bestseller Shit My Dad Says that was based on his popular Twitter feed. The half-hour comedy will tell the story of a boy becoming a man, and a man becoming a father, in a time before coming of age was something you could Google. Halpern will write with his TV writing partner Patrick Schumacker, with Lawrence supervising. Lawrence, Halpern and Schumacker will executive produce with Jeff Ingold, Lawrence’s development executive at his WBTV-based Doozer production banner. Warner Bros. TV and Bill Lawrence optioned the book in February, three months before it was published by HarperColins.
Halpern and Schumacker co-created the CBS series adaptation of the Twitter feed/book, $#*! My Dad Says, which also was produced by Warner Bros. TV. This is the second consecutive year that a Bill Lawrence comedy project lands at Fox with a pilot production commitment. Last year’s Like Father went to pilot. Lawrence and Halpern are with ICM Partners.