Nearly 5 months after NBC initially passed on the project, Fox has picked up John Mulaney’s ensemble multi-camera comedy, which is operating under the working title Mulaney, with a series order for an as-yet unspecified number of 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 and Martin Short. Lorne Michaels is serving as the executive producer.
“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,” said Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment for FOX. “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.”
Mulaney is the latest comedy from Universal Television to land a series order at Fox since the studio branched into supplying networks outside of sister net NBC. The studio is also behind The Mindy Project, which is currently airing its second season of Fox; Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the Andy Samberg cop comedy which debuted on Fox last month; and a new comedy project from 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey about at a women’s college who begin to accept male students for the very first time, which was picked up with a straight-to-series order in August.