Pilot News: Fox Adds Kevin Connolly's Fantasy Life, Weezer-Inspired Detour

Fantasy Life Detour Fox

Fox is buying into Kevin Connolly‘s Fantasy Life, giving a pilot order to a comedy executive-produced by and starring the Entourage alum.

The multi-cam hybrid (think How I Met Your Mother) — based on Matthew Berry’s book of the same name — revolves around a hard-working guy who lands his ultimate dream job hosting a fantasy football show. He’s forced to navigate office politics while becoming the star he never thought he could be.

Tim McAuliffe (Bad Teacher, Up All Night) will pen the pilot, with Berry and 3 Arts’ Michael Rotenberg, Jonathan Berry, Greg Walter and Troy Zien also serving as executive producers.

Additionally, Fox has ordered the single-camera comedy pilot Detour, inspired by Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo’s real-life decision to quit his band and enroll in college at 30.

Steve Franks (Psych) will serve as writer and executive producer of Detour, while Cuomo, Willie Mercer, Chris Henze and Dan Field will also executive-produce.

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4 Comments
  1. Tim says:

    James Roday could totally pull off Cuomo.

  2. Anh Vu says:

    Looking forward to watching Detour! I wonder if the story would include Cuomo’s time writing the Pinkerton diaries!

  3. Fernanda says:

    Weezer is my favorite band and I want to see the sitcom inspired in Rivers Cuomo decision.