The joys of piecemeal pre-upfronts pilot ordering!
One hour after announcing pickups for the comedy “The Grinder” and the drama “Rosewood,” FOX added a pair of comedies to its 2015-2016 slate.
Earning series orders for FOX are “Grandfathered,” starring John Stamos, and the ensemble “The Guide to Surviving Life.”
While specifics on scheduling won't be revealed until FOX announces its whole schedule on Monday (May 11) morning, the network notes that the “Guide to Surviving Life” order is for six episode.
Both comedies are single-cams.
Let's get to the details…
“Grandfathered” is John Stamos' return to primetime — Sorry, “Fuller House” — and comes from ABC Studios and 20th Century Fox TV.
Stamos plays a bachelor whose life changes rather dramatically when he discovers that he's a father and a grandfather at the same time.
The pilot was written by Danny Chun and directed by Chris Koch. Stamos will serve as executive producer along with “Galavant” veteran Dan Fogelman.
In addition to Stamos, the pilot stars Josh Peck, Paget Brewster, Christina Milian, Kelly Jenrette and Ravi Patel.
“The Guide to Surviving Life” comes to FOX from 20th Century Fox TV and Gail Berman's The Jackal Group.
Created by Jay Lacopo, it “celebrates the mistakes and misadventures we all make during the years after college, before settling down.”
The “Guide to Surviving Life” ensemble includes Jack Cutmore-Scott, Meaghan Rath, James Earl, Charlie Saxton, Justin Bartha and Maureen Sebastian.
Eagle-eyed observers may note that this is the second pilot today for “Being Human” veteran Rath, who has been seen this spring in “Secrets and Lies” and “New Girl.” As much fun as it may be to imagine, there are no plans to clone Rath. She is apparently in first position on the FOX pilot and was only a guest star in NBC's “People Are Talking” pilot.
Stay tuned for more details…
Either one sound good?