“My Name Is Earl” creator Greg Garcia has reportedly landed a put pilot commitment from FOX.
According to Variety, Garcia is writing a half-hour comedy pilot focusing on a 25-year-old man who finds himself raising an infant, the product of a one-night stand with a woman on death row for murder.
Presumably she wasn’t on death row for murder when the child was conceived, though that’s the sort of detail that can be smoothed out in the pilot itself. In any case, the guy has to be a father while also dealing with his own crazy parents.
The comedy is set up through 20th Century Fox TV, where Garcia has an overall deal.
The project would also reunite Garcia with Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly, who was NBC Entertainment President Kevin Reilly back when “My Name Is Earl” was in development.
Garcia won an Emmy in 2006 for writing the “My Name Is Earl” pilot. NBC cancelled the show this spring after four seasons and several fleeting attempts to bring “Earl” to a new network home fell through.
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