Congratulations #Batfleck haters, your pleas have been heard and now poor Ben has been banished to television. Except not really. Affleck is headed to the small screen, but just for a visit, and he'll be behind the camera instead.

FOX has tapped the Best Picture winner to helm the pilot for their upcoming mob drama, The Middle Man. Even if he wasn't already an executive producer on the project, the gig makes perfect sense—a 1960s Boston set-series about a young FBI agent versus the Irish-American mob...who else would you hire right now? Production will begin early next year, so expect casting announcements to follow soon.

[via Deadline]