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Fox Orders Comedy Pilot From John & Dave Chernin, Randall Einhorn To Direct

Fox has given a pilot order to The Mick (working title), a single-camera comedy from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia co-executive producers John Fox logo horizontalChernin and Dave Chernin. The project was taken out directly to the networks by the Chernin brothers and 3 Arts in August. It landed at Fox with a script commitment plus penalty and was laid off at 20th Century Fox TV. The Chernins’ script was in contention for a pilot order, which was sealed when former Sunny producer-director Randall Einhorn came on board to direct and executive produce the pilot a few days ago.

Written by the Chernins, the untitled comedy has a fish-out-of-water theme. It centers on a hard-living, foul mouthed woman who moves to affluent Greenwich, CT to raise the spoiled kids of her wealthy sister who has fled the country to avoid a federal indictment. She quickly learns what the rest of us already know — other people’s children are awful. John Chernin and Dave Chernin executive produce with 3 Arts’ Oly Obst and Nicholas Frenkel as well as Einhorn (pilot only).

This is the Chernin brothers’ second comedy pilot; they also had Pariah at FX.

Einhorn, repped by WME and OPE, serves as executive producer and director on ABC’s The Muppets. He previously served in the same capacity on FX’s Wilfred.

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  1. blairon Feb 2, 2016 9:32 am

    ABC has a very similar show. Rich people in CT are bad! Which makes them funny!

  2. Anonymouson Feb 2, 2016 10:16 am

    Fox comedies are at their most decrepit in ages. Watch GRINDER get a season two despite being a nonstarter.

    • Marlaon Feb 2, 2016 12:38 pm

      I don’t like most Fox comedies, but The Grinder is very funny. You might just have bad taste, Anonymous.

  3. This too shall passon Feb 2, 2016 10:19 am

    You can’t choose your parents and if you want to work in the same industry unfortunately a whole bunch of the disenfranchised are going to say it’s nepotism – BUT – you don’t sell something to your Dad’s old company if you don’t want people saying that…

  4. Siegfriedon Feb 2, 2016 10:45 am

    Aunt Buck!

  5. on Feb 4, 2016 1:01 pm

    Can’t wait!

  6. Ahjon Feb 14, 2016 7:54 pm

    Log line is hilarious! Go Oly!