FOX orders Ben Stiller comedy pilot

01.20.09 9 years ago

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FOX has ordered seven new pilots, including four comedies and three dramas, according to Variety.

Among the comedies is “The Station,” produced by Ben Stiller and focusing on the workplace hijinks in a South American CIA outpost where the agents are looking to overthrow the current government. Kevin Napier wrote the pilot. In addition to producing through his Red Hour Films banner, Stiller may direct the pilot.

Looking to feed off of the success of “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” and the upcoming “Observe and Report,” FOX has ordered “Walorsky,” about a Buffalo mall cop training a new rookie partner.

The network has also ordered “Sons of Tucson,” from writers Tommy Dewey and Greg Bratman, focusing on three brothers who hire a hustler to pretend to be their father. Old FOX friend Justin Berfield (Reese from “Malcolm in the Middle”) will executive produce along with Harvey Myman and Jason Felts. 

The final comedy on FOX’s potential docket is the Detroit-set relationship  comedy “Two Dollar Beer” from Mike Binder.

On the drama side, the network will shoot the McG-produced comic adaptation “Human Target,” about “mysterious freelancer Christopher Chance, who takes on a different identity each week to help those in need.” Jon Steinberg wrote the pilot. 

The FOX will also look at the schizophrenic brain surgeon drama “Maggie Hill” and an untitled drama focusing on reincarnation.

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