News / TV

FOX orders summer sitcom series, “Famous”

We’re still a month away from Upfronts when the broadcast networks announce their fall primetime lineups full of new shows and renewals, and FOX just now has pulled the trigger on a 10-episode order for a summer sitcom.

Famous will premiere on Sunday, June 12, 2016.

It hasn’t been cast yet. But Famous will follow two high school teachers — mock-doc style — who attend couples therapy after one of their secret dreams for Hollywood fame and fortune comes through before the other’s does.

This is the description straight from FOX:

“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?”

Ralph Farquhar (Real Husbands of Hollywood, Moesha) and Ty Hodges (A Girl Like Grace) co-created and will write the series for 20th Century Fox Television.


Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

View all posts by Sean L. McCarthy →