Showtime Files For Duchovny Comedy

Showtime is fast-tracking a new comedy series starring David Duchovny, with an eye toward bringing the "X-Files" star back to TV by late summer.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the premium cable network has picked up 12 episodes of the currently untitled comedy from Tom Kapinos. The trade paper suggests that the Duchovny vehicle could be ready to air by as soon as August, when it would be paired with the third season of "Weeds."

Duchovny stars as a writer balancing a career, a 16-year-old daughter, an ex-wife and the other women in his life. The actor will also produce along with Kapinos and pilot director Stephen Hopkins.

Mostly absent from the small screen since the end of "The X-Files," Duchovny wrote, directed and starred in the drama "House of D" and will be seen in the upcoming films "The TV Set" and "Things We Lost in the Fire."

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