Fox has given a put pilot order to “The Grinder,” a comedy executive produced by Andrew Mogel, Jarrad Paul, and Nick Stoller.
From 20th Century Fox Television Studios, the single-camera half-hour show about two brothers will be written by Mogel and Paul, the duo behind Fox’s short lived animated comedy “Allen Gregory.”
Stoller — who directed $250 million box office hit “Neighbors” starring Zac Efron, Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne for Universal — will serve as a non-writing executive producer with the potential of directing the project.
He also wrote and executive produced Disney’s March release “Muppets Most Wanted,” the sequel to the popular 2011 film that Stoller also wrote and executive produced.
In a put pilot situation, the network agrees to air the pilot and would be subject to some kind of fine if the pilot never makes it to air.
UTA, Mosaic and Ziffren Brittenham represent Mogel and Paul. And UTA and attorney Bryan Wolf rep Stoller.