EXCLUSIVE: Fox has put two more comedies in development: The George Clooney Manifesto, executive produced by director-producer Mark Waters (Mean Girls, Freaky Friday), and Manchild, exec produced by Ash Atalla, who was a producer on the British series The Office and The IT Crowd.
Written/co-executive produced by playwright Annie Hendy (The Catholic Girl’s Guide To Losing Your Virginity), The George Clooney Manifesto centers on a single woman who, sick of the “shoulds” and “should nots” of society’s double standards about dating, decides from this point on she is going to act like George Clooney and live life to the fullest. Waters is set to direct and executive produce with producing partner Jessica Tuchinsky through their Watermark production company. 20th Century Fox TV is producing. Last season, Waters directed the CBS pilot Made In Jersey, which went to series. He is currently directing the Lifetime pilot The Witches Of East End. Waters and Watermark are repped by CAA; Hendy by CAA and Heroes & Villains Entertainment.
Written/executive produced by Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi (Entourage), Manchild is a workplace comedy about a thirtysomething Rite-Aid pharmacist, single for the first time since high school, who wants to experience the fun he thinks he missed out on in his 20s. Since all his buddies are busy changing diapers, he befriends the young cashiers and stockboys in the front of the store. Lionsgate TV is producing, with Atalla also executive producing. Wolpert & Nedivi are repped by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman; Atalla by CAA, PBJ Management, and Lee And Thompson.