Fox has made a 13-episode commitment to “Action News,” the Kelsey Grammer-Patricia Heaton comedy from writers Christopher Lloyd and Steve Levitan, says Variety.
To win the project, Fox agreed to pay sister studio 20th Century Fox a license fee of $1.3 million-$1.4 million per episode. ABC and CBS both expressed interest in the project, with CBS dropping out of the bidding first. NBC passed early on.
“Action News” will feature Grammer and Heaton as TV journalists and former colleagues who reunite at a local TV station. The series will be an ensemble workplace comedy and, in a rarity these days, a traditional four-camera comedy.