Fox Nabs Comedy From John & Dave Chernin With Penalty

In a competitive situation, a single-camera comedy from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia co-executive producers John Chernin and Dave Chernin has landed at Fox with a script commitment plus penalty. The pitch was taken directly to the networks by the Chernin brothers and 3 Arts. With Fox on board, the project has now been set up at 20th Century Fox TV.

Written by the Chernins (that’s the two of them in one of their first red carpet appearances), the untitled comedy has a fish-out-of-water theme. It centers on a coarse, blue-collar woman who moves to affluent Greenwich, CT to raise the outrageously spoiled kids of her wealthy sister and brother-in-law, who have fled the country to avoid prosecution for illegal activities. John Chernin and Dave Chernin executive produce with 3 Arts’ Oly Obst and Nicholas Frenkel.

The Chernin brothers, whose father is producer/entrepreneur Peter Chernin, are co-executive producers on FX’s It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia where they have worked for 7 years. The duo landed their first pilot order last year for comedy Pariah at FX, which was directed by Sunny co-creator Rob McElhenney and starred Bill Burr. The Chernins are repped by WME, 3 Arts, Tara Kole and Gang Tyre.

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