Fox logo horizontalFox has given a script commitment plus penalty to Watchdog, a drama executive produced and directed by Jason Winer. Written/co-executive produced by playwright Jon Caren, Watchdog is described as a new-era procedural about a team of vigilante activists who expose abuses of power — while evading the FBI. 20th Century Fox TV, where Winer is under an overall deal, is the studio.

This is the latimage002(4)est collaboration between Caren and Winer, whose relationship began when Winer saw Caren’s award-winning play, The Recommendation. Their first project together, drama The System, which marked Caren’s TV writing debut, also sold to Fox two seasons ago.

Winer is is executive producer and director on 20th TV’s freshman CBS comedy series Life In Pieces. He is repped by ICM Partners, attorney Todd Rubenstein and managed by Mosaic.

Caren is repped by ICM Partners and attorney Gregg Gellman and managed by Grandview.