Seth MacFarlane And Ted Co-Writers' Live-Action Comedy Dads Gets A Series Order At Fox

By Kelly West 2013-01-22 18:54:43 discussion comments
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If you were thinking that Fox could really use a bit more Seth MacFarlane, we have good news for you. (And if you were thinking Fox has too much MacFarlane, you might want to stop reading now.) The Family Guy creator and his Ted co-writers are bringing a bit of live-action funny to the network, as Fox has reportedly given their new comedy Dads a series order.

We learned that the project was in development last fall, and that it had a pilot commitment at Fox. According to TVLine, Dads comes from MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild and is described as "a multi-camera comedy revolving around two successful guys in their 30s who find their lives turned upside-down when their nightmare fathers unexpectedly move in with them." The comedy will actually be written by Sulkin and Wild, with MacFarlane on board as a "non-writing" executive producer. It received a six-episode order from Fox.

MacFarlane is best known for his numerous animated comedies, among which is Family Guy, but he demonstrated his ability to bring humor to live-action comedy with the 2012 film Ted, so a shift to live-action in television isn't particularly surprising, especially when you factor in Sulkin and Wild's involvement. As for the format, we aren't seeing a lot of multi-camera comedies on Fox these days, so it'll be interesting to see where Fox decides to put this show when they set their schedule. Factoring in family element with the kind of humor we know of MacFarlane and saw from Sulkin and Wild in Ted makes me think Raising Hope might be a good match for Dads if Fox is looking for a current comedy to pair the show with, but we'll have to see how things shake out when the schedule is set.
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