The fate of John Mulaney's sitcom is no longer hanging in the balance thanks to Fox—according to The Hollywood Reporter, the stand-up comedian/Saturday Night Live writer's multicamera series, Mulaney, has been picked up by Fox after it was developed at and eventually dropped by NBC.
The comedy, which is being executive produced by SNL creator Lorne Michaels, is based loosely on Mulaney's life, and stars his character as an aspiring comedian who "comes of age under the influence of his boss (Short), his roommates and his neighbors." In addition to starring, Mulaney is also being billed as a director and writer.
As the show's just moved to a completely different network, there no word on a premiere date or episode count just yet, or even a cast—in the original version over at NBC, the show was set to star SNL's Nasim Pedrad and she was going to leave SNL for the role, but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore. Also starring in the pilot were Elliott Gould, Seaton Smith and Griffin Newman, and Jimmy Fallon made a cameo appearance.
Whatever happens, though, I have faith this will be good—John Mulaney is a talented comedian, and excellent at what he does. Fox, for once, GOOD JOB.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]