Fox announced this afternoon that it's given a series order to Mulaney (working title), a multi-camera sitcom that will star Martin Short and John Mulaney.
The Lorne Michaels-produced program will be set in New York and center on the life of Mulaney as an aspiring stand-up comedian. Look for Short to portray his boss and for a focus to also be on Mulaney's roommates and neighbors.
“John is one of the sharpest and most skilled next-generation comedic voices out there, who also happens to be surrounded by the best of the best on this new show,” said Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment for Fox. “I am personally thrilled to be working with Lorne Michaels again, a friend and show business hero who knows better than anyone how to build a show around talent. Add in the comedy magic of Marty Short and the seasoned hand of Andy Ackerman, and I believe we have the makings of something really special here."
The series skips the typical pilot process and will likely be included on the network's 2014-2015 schedule.