FX has had success with The League. Now Fox is tapping into the hot fantasy football world with a high-profile comedy package that has landed a put pilot commitment from the network. Titled Fantasy Life, the multi-camera/hybrid comedy, from 20th TV, has Kevin Connolly attached to star. Written by Tim McAuliffe (The Office), Fantasy Life is an office comedy centered on Mitch, a regular guy who lands his ultimate dream job working in the fantasy sports department at a major sports network. The project is based on Fantasy Life: The Outrageous, Uplifting, And Heartbreaking World Of Fantasy Sports From The Guy Who’s Lived It, the memoir by one of U.S.’ top fantasy experts, ESPN’s Matthew Berry. In addition to starring, Connolly also is executive producing through his deal at 20th TV. Also executive producing are McAuliffe and 3 Arts’ Michael Rotenberg, Jonathan Berry — who is Matthew Berry’s younger brother — Greg Walter, and Troy Zien. McAuliffe is with UTA and 3 Arts, Connolly with CAA and 3 Arts. The book and Matthew Berry also were repped in the deal by 3 Arts.
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