Fox has picked up an additional ten episodes of their new comedy series Mulaney, bringing the order for the show’s first season to 16 episodes.
Created, written by and starring John Mulaney, the comedy series is set in New York, and based on the life and stand-up comedy of Mulaney, the new comedy follows an aspiring comedian coming of age under the influence of his boss, his roommates and his neighbors. Universal Television, Broadway Video & 3 Arts Entertainment and stars John Mulaney, Martin Short, Zack Pearlman, Elliott Gould, Seaton Smith and Nasim Pedrad. 30 Rock‘s Lorne Michaels is serving as the executive producer.
The back order for Mulaney is a big sign of confidence in the comedy from Fox execs. The order comes ahead of the series premiere, slated for this Fall, and after Fox picked up the comedy in October 2013 with a six episode order. Mulaney had originally been developed for NBC during the 2012-2013 development cycle and it was only after the peacock passed on the pilot that Fox began re-developing the comedy.
Speaking at the time of the series pick up back in October 2013, Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment for FOX, said: “John is one of the sharpest and most skilled next-generation comedic voices out there, who also happens to be surrounded by the best of the best on this new show. I am personally thrilled to be working with Lorne Michaels again, a friend and show business hero who knows better than anyone how to build a show around talent. Add in the comedy magic of Marty Short and the seasoned hand of Andy Ackerman, and I believe we have the makings of something really special here.”