FOX has given a put pilot commitment to a new comedy starring newly minted American Idol judge, Harry Connick Jr, reports Deadline.
Fox is expanding its relationship with new American Idol judge Harry Connick Jr to the scripted side, handing a put pilot commitment to a multi-camera comedy starring the popular singer-actor. The untitled project, penned by veteran Late Show writers Eric Stangel & Justin Stangel, is a family comedy with a musical element starring Connick as a successful entertainer and single dad who takes time off to reconnect with his teenage daughter. David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants, where the Stangel bothers are under a development deal, is producing with ABC Studios. Connick Jr, the Stangels and Worldwide Pants’ Letterman, Rob Burnett and Ann Marie Wilkins executive produce.
If FOX decides to add the series to it’s lineup, it would mark Harry’s first series regular role. He previously had a recurring role on another comedy, NBC’s Will & Grace.