LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Steve Carell is getting back into the television game – as a producer this time.
The former star of “The Office,” Carell will executive-produce a new comedy at Fox which will star his “Daily Show” colleague Jason Jones.
The as-yet-untitled comedy centers around a single man who has shunned the family life until he has to care for his sister’s children when she’s called back into active duty in the military.
Chris Weitz, of “Twilight: New Moon” and “American Pie” renown, is also executive-producing the comedy, which is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. Carell is executive-producing via his Carousel Productions, along with Carousel’s Thom Hinkle. Andrew Mian, from Weitz’s production company Depth of Field, is also executive-producing.
Jones will serve as the project’s sole writer.
Carell’s upcoming big-screen projects include “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” and the “Anchorman” sequel “Anchorman: The Legend Continues.”