Fox has officially ordered the pilot for "Fatrick," which is backed by a hefty comedy lineup.
The show is written by "Dont Trust the B---- in Apt 23" creator Nahnatchka Khan and Corey Nickerson (co-executive producer of "Apt 23", "The Crazy Ones") and directed by Oscar winners Nat Faxon and Jim Rash ("The Descendants," "The Way Way Back"). The four will also executive-produce the series.
The network had made a pilot production commitment in August to the project. The series centers on Patrick, a thirtysomething man who seems to have it all. But he soon finds himself "forced to face the damage caused by years of being Fatrick: a chubby little kid just trying to survive." The show, from 20th Century Fox Television, will mix the present with flashbacks.
It's Fox's first comedy pilot for the 2014-15 season. The network gave out more generous series orders to a Tina Fey-backed comedy and a John Mulaney comedy.
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