Seth MacFarlane is officially entering the live-action comedy game. The Family Guy creator’s sitcom pilot Dads has been given a series order by Fox, along with four other new comedies, including one starring Saturday Night Live’s Andy Samberg.
Dads stars Family Guy voice talent Seth Green and Ted co-star Giovanni Ribisi as two best friends whose lives are turned upside down when their fathers move in. The network’s other new comedies include $#*! My Dad Says author Justin Halpern’s latest Surviving Jack (based on his book I Suck at Girls) and a new offering from Parks & Recreation writer-producers Dan Goor and Michael Schur starring Samberg as a lackadaisical detective.
For details on Fox’s drama orders, go here. And here’s our full list of pilots in contention for next season, newly updated. Below are Fox’s confirmed comedy orders with the latest network-provided descriptions:
From Dan Goor and Michael Schur, the Emmy Award-winning writers/producers of “Parks and Recreation,” and starring Emmy Award winners Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE is a single-camera ensemble comedy about what happens when a detective who doesn’t take anything seriously gets a new “by-the-book” boss who wants him to grow up and respect the badge.
DADS - The new live-action, multi-camera comedy from Emmy Award winner Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, the creatively outrageous team behind “Ted” and FOX’s FAMILY GUY, stars Emmy Award winner Seth Green and Emmy Award nominee Giovanni Ribisi as two successful guys – and childhood best friends – whose lives get turned upside down when their pain-in-the-neck patriarchs (Martin Mull and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Peter Riegert) move in.
ENLISTED is an irreverent and heartfelt military-set single-camera family comedy starring Geoff Stults that follows three brothers getting to know each other again on a small Florida Army base and the group of misfits who surround them.
US & THEM
Based on the hugely popular and multiple-award-winning BBC 3 series “Gavin and Stacey” and starring Emmy Award nominee Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel, US & THEM is an ensemble single-camera comedy about a young couple, whose path to happily-ever-after is complicated by the screwed-up circus of people closest to them.
SURVIVING JACK (working title)
SURVIVING JACK (working title) is a new single-camera ensemble comedy based on best-selling author Justin Halpern’s semi-autobiographical book, “I Suck at Girls.” Set in 1990s Southern California, Emmy Award nominee Christopher Meloni stars as a man becoming a dad, as his son is becoming a man, in a time before “coming of age” was something you could Google