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

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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.