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Will Smith bringing 'Hitch' comedy series to Fox

Hitch

(Barry Wetcher)

The date doctor is coming to television.

EW has confirmed that Fox is developing a comedy series based on 2005’s Hitch, starring Will Smith and Kevin James. The half-hour, single-camera series is being described as “a workplace comedy that explores dating and sexual politics.” Will Smith and Jada Smith will executive produce alongside Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont, who will write the script, and Overbrook Entertainment’s James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett.

Hitch raked in close to $370 million worldwide at the box office. It follows Smith’s Alex “Hitch” Hitchens, a professional dating consultant put to the test when Albert Brennaman (James) wants to land a girl way out of his league.

This is just the latest of a long list of upcoming series based on movies, including the just-announced Monster in Law, also on Fox, Marley & Me, Big, and more.