Harold & Kumar star Kal Penn is reuniting with the writers of the hit feature franchise, Hayden Schlossberg and Jon Hurwitz, for Fair And Balanced, a single-camera comedy, which has been set up at ABC.
Written by Schlossberg and Hurwitz, Fair And Balanced, from Lionsgate TV, revolves around an aspiring NPR reporter who is swayed to work at a Fox News-type channel. (Fox News has been using “Fair and Balanced” as its slogan.)
The project will be informed by some of Penn’s real-life experiences appearing on various news shows as well as serving as correspondent for Vice News and spending two years in Washington as an associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement and a member of President Obama’s National Arts Policy Committee.
Penn will executive produce Fair And Balanced alongside his longtime manager and producing partner Dan Spilo of Industry Entertainment. Hurwitz and Schlossberg also will executive produce through their Hurwitz & Schlossberg Productions, with Matt Lottman, their Director of Development, as co-producer.
House alum Penn recently signed on as host of Fox’s competition special Superhuman and joined the cast of Hulu’s Deadbeat for its upcoming third season. He is next up on the big screen in William H. Macy’s The Layover and an untitled Cullen Brothers film alongside Bruce Willis and John Goodman.
Schlossberg and Hurwitz also wrote and directed the 2012 American Pie movie American Reunion.