Fox saves John Mulaney sitcom
Fox could use a better show than Dads to kick off its promising Tuesday night comedy block, and we think we've found a contender: Former Saturday Night Live writer and standup comedian Jon Mulaney's show Mulaney has been picked up by the network.
This is good news for Mulaney fans (like me), who were bummed when NBC passed on the Lorne Michaels-produced show's pilot episode this fall. The comedy set in New York will follow a rising comic, played by, you guessed it, Mulaney. The rest of the original pilot's cast will be overhauled, though Martin Short is staying on as Mulaney's boss. Entertainment Weekly says Fox has picked up the show for six episodes.