FOX to Develop 'Drawn Together' Creators' 'Mothballs'
FOX to Develop 'Drawn Together' Creators' 'Mothballs'
Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser, creators of Comedy Central's Drawn Together, has sealed a development deal with the FOX network for an animated series entitled Mothballs.  The network has made a script commitment plus penalty with Silverstein and Jeser.

Mothballs revolves around the Westings, a dysfunctional family who own and operate a nursing, wherein they also reside.  The series begins with the family's uptight patriarch and nursing home owner being forced to accommodate his vivacious but estranged father in his tightly run facility.

Mothballs is the latest addition to Silverstein and Jeser's numerous collaborative efforts.  The duo, who have known and worked with each other since high school, have such shows as The Man Show, Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Greg the Bunny, Crank Yankers, Action! and 3rd Rock from the Sun.  Silverstein and Jesers' Drawn Together, an animated series that features eight character parodies living under one roof – a la Big Brother – is currently airing new episodes on Comedy Central.

Silverstein and Jeser, who also serve as writers and producers on Drawn Together, are represented by UTA.

In addition to Mothballs, FOX also plans to develop new animated projects with The Simpsons veteran Mike Scully and actor-musician Jack Black.  The network has ordered two scripts for the animated version of The Pitts, a short-lived live-action series about the unluckiest people in the world, created by Scully and his wife, Julie.

"It will be a new show to America, because so few people saw it outside of our immediate family," Scully said.  "It's [a] show we've always been very fond of."

As for Black, he is executive producing an animated series from writer Justin Roiland.  The show, Relative Insanity, centers on a 20-something gut who is trying to establish his life amidst the chaos created by his crazy family.  Roiland and Ben Cooley will executive produce the series with Black.

-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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