Fox Gives Cast-Contingent Pilot Order To Comedy From Ricky Blitt, Johnny Galecki & Stephen McPherson

Fox has given an early pilot order to a half-hour from writer Ricky Blitt, The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki and producer Stephen McPherson. Here’s Your Damn Family, a multi-camera comedy produced by Warner Bros TV, the studio behind Big Bang, has received a cast-contingent order. The project was originally sold to Fox, where McPherson has a first-look deal, with penalty in September. It marked Galecki’s first sale as a producer, and now it is his first pilot order. Here’s Your Damn Family also represents the first pilot order for McPherson in his first season as a producer, in which he sold a dozen or so pitches. The comedy centers on a stunted, set-in-his-ways thirtysomething man living with his mom who finds his perfectly organized world upended when his mother/roommate gets married, and her new husband plus his three teenage children move in. Blitt, Galecki and McPherson executive produce.

Blitt created the project on spec and then further developed it with Galecki. The two have been friends for more than a decade, since working together on another Blitt-written Fox comedy project, 2002 pilot Becoming Glen. Galecki played the title character in the project, who draws some parallels to the lead in Here’s Your Damn Family — a thirtysomething guy living with his parents. (Fox later remade Becoming Glen as the 2007 series The Winner starring Rob Corddry.) Because of his relationship with Warner Bros through Big Bang, Galecki took Here’s Your Damn Family to the studio. McPherson then joined up with them, and the project was taken to Fox. (The comedy falls outside of his first-look deal at Lionsgate TV.) This marks Fox’s second early pilot order this season, joining comedy Fatrick.

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