Comedies ‘Fantasy Life’ & ‘Detour’ Picked Up To Pilot At Fox

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The comedy pick ups keep on coming.

Fox has handed out pilot orders to two of their comedy projects: Fantasy Life, a fantasy football comedy from The Office‘s Tim McAuliffe which has Entourage alum Kevin Connolly attached to star; and Detour, a single camera comedy from Psych creator Steve Franks.

Fantasy Life tells the story of a hard-working man who lands his ultimate dream job, hosting a fantasy football show, and is soon forced to juggle his newfound stardom with office politics. Kevin Connolly is set to play the lead character the multi-camera hybrid.

The comedy, which originally landed at Fox with a put pilot commitment late last year, is based on the book of the same name and is being penned by Tim McAuliffe. 20th Century Fox Television is producing, with McAuliffe, Connolly, Jonathan Berry, Troy Zien, Greg Walter and Michael Rotenberg serving as executive producers.

From Psych creator Steve Franks and 20th Century Fox Television, Detour is inspired by the life of Rivers Cuomo and tells the story of a rock star who made the unexpected choice at age 30 to quit his band and go back to college. Franks is penning the script and will executive produce alongside Rivers Cuomo, Dan Field, Willie Mercer and Chris Henze.