Pilot News: Fox Orders Music-Tinged Drama, 'Grandpa Stamos' Comedy

John Stamos Fox Comedy

Fox on Friday ordered a pair of pilots — one drama, one comedy.

From ER producer John Wells’ production company and Warner Bros. TV, there’s Studio City, a coming-of-age drama about a young singer’s path to stardom as she lives with her songwriter father — who happens to be a drug dealer to the stars.

Studio City is inspired by writer/exec producer Krista Vernoff’s real-life experience.

On the comedy side, Fox’s John Stamos-fronted comedy — which previously netted a put pilot commitment — now is fully in development. Exec-produced by Stamos and Dan Fogelman (The Neighbors), the single-camera series revolves around a longtime bachelor whose life is upended when in one fell swoop he discovers he’s a father … and a grandfather.

Earlier this week, Fox ordered the pilots Luther (based on the UK series), Frankenstein (a modern retelling), Rosewood (about a pathologist who works with a female detective) and the single-cam comedy 48 Hours ’Til Monday.

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  1. dude says:

    Ugh, none of these. Maybe Studio City could be good? Maybe.

  2. I Heart Damon Salvatore says:

    Rosewood? Is it set in Pennsylvania? Will the detectives be trying to figure out who the mysterious, hooded “A” is who stalks local teen girls? Because, I’m pretty sure that’s already happening in the “Rosewood” on Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family….

  3. Jane says:

    When they decided to remake Broadchurch, people said why not just rerun the BBC one but no they had to make their own and it was a flop so again we ask, why remake Luther, just rerun the original. It would be cheaper to get the actors to redub the lines with more American accents, if that’s the problem, then to redo the whole thing.

  4. Jaks says:

    These all sound super lackluster. Studio City is a fun concept, but aren’t we over trying to exploit Hollywood. We’ve all seen these type of shows before. I rarely watch FOX….guess I see why.

  5. Eric says:

    What does this mean for the alleged Full House revival, if Stamos’s new show makes it to series? I was looking forward to that one more than this twist on Mom. Studio City could possibly be okay, though.

  6. Et al says:

    So basically they’ve ordered Empire, Mulaney, Broadchurch, Sleepy Hollow and Backstrom.

  7. Patricia says:

    I am looking forward to seeing John Stamos regularly television again he has been greatly missed.