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Fox Orders Teacher-Turned-Popstar Comedy Famous for Summer Debut

Somebody’s about to get Famous at Fox.

The network announced Monday that it has ordered 10 episodes of Famous — which follows a young couple whose relationship is tested when one of them skyrockets to stardom virtually overnight — from creators Ralph Farquhar (Real Husbands of Hollywood, Moesha) and Ty Hodges (A Girl Like Grace).

While the cast on the half-hour comedy will be announced at a later date, Fox has already set its debut for Sunday, June 12 at 9/8c.

The logline for the project is as follows: Filmed in mock-documentary style at a couples-therapy session, Famous features dating high school teachers Fred and Geneva, both of whom secretly aspire to work in Hollywood. He wants to be a screenwriter and she envisions stardom as a pop diva. One of those dreams miraculously comes true when Geneva lands a record deal after her first music video goes viral and logs millions of views. As she rises to stardom, he feels pushed to the sidelines. Can this couple survive or will they discover that being famous and in love makes for a complicated threesome?

Are you tempted to tune in to Famous? Any brilliant casting ideas? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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8 Comments
  1. Wang-Dong Shan says:

    It’s gotta be Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo!!!!

  2. Simon Jester says:

    “As she rises to stardom, he feels pushed to the sidelines. Can this couple survive or will they discover that being famous and in love makes for a complicated threesome?” — Sooooo, it’s just a TV remake of A STAR IS BORN. Pass.

  3. Terry says:

    Blah……

  4. kitsunesaru says:

    I don’t know why but the first thing I thought was Hannah Montana with adults.

  5. mc says:

    And there’s a rush of excitement for this project out of a chockful of pilots, because?

  6. HAP says:

    Wow. Set to debut on June 12, and they haven’t cast it yet.