John Stamos Comedy, John Wells Drama ‘Studio City’ Get Fox Pilot Orders

That makes six pilots ordered by the network this week

Last Updated: January 24, 2015 @ 7:55 AM

Fox has ordered a pilot for its untitled John Stamos comedy from ABC Studios, as well as a drama  titled “Studio City,” which comes via Warner Bros. Television.

The Stamos vehicle is a single-camera comedy following a longtime bachelor whose life is upended when he discovers he’s a father — and a grandfather.

It is executive produced and written by Danny Chun (“Trophy Wife,” “Happy Endings”). In addition to the former “Full House” star himself getting a behind-the-scenes credit, Dan Fogelman (“Galavant,” “The Neighbors”) will also exec produce the project.

“Studio City” is a John Wells Productions pilot in association with Warner Bros. Television. The one-hour drama is executive produced and written by Krista Vernoff. It is also exec produced by Wells (“Shameless”) and Andrew Stearn.

The drama tells the story of a young singer’s path to stardom, as she comes of age living with her songwriter father — who turns out to be a drug dealer to the stars.

The project is inspired by Vernoff’s real-life experience.

It’s been a busy week on the pilot grids for Fox. On Tuesday, the network ordered drama pilots for a “Luther” remake, a Frankenstein reboot, and limited crime series “Rosewood” from the producers of “Psych.”

Fox also called for a half-hour single comedy pilot, “48 Hours ‘Til Monday,” to be made from “Mindy Project” producer Charlie Grandy.

A lot of activity for a company that declared pilot season dead last year — perhaps that partially explains the split with former chief Kevin Reilly, who made those claims at a Television Critics Association Press Tour panel.

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