Harry Connick Jr. Comedy Pilot Lands at Fox

The Paley Center For Media Presents: Annual Benefit Dinner Honoring Tim ArmstrongHarry Connick Jr. is anything but Idol idle at Fox these days.

The network has given a put pilot committment to a new comedy starring the fetching crooner and newly appointed American Idol judge in which he’ll play a successful singer trying to build a closer relationship with his teenage daughter, Deadline reports.

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The untitled project was written by Late Show vets Eric and Justin Stangel, and is being produced by David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants and ABC Studios.

While Connick is best known for his music chops, he also carved out a niche as an actor in big screen rom-coms like Hope Floats and P.S. I Love You. He’s also had recurring roles on Will & Grace and Law & Order: SVU.

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Connick’s deal marks the second recent instance of a Fox reality-show judge simultaneously landing an acting gig on the network, as The X Factor‘s Demi Lovato is currently recurring on Glee.

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