Donal Logue is Fox’s Hackett


Donal Logue is returning to Fox as the star of comedy pilot “Hackett,” which is being directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.

Rachel Boston and Morgan Murphy also are cast in the single-camera project from Sony Pictures TV and 25C Productions, which centers on a bad-boy literary luminary (Logue) who escapes his disgraced career teaching at Yale only to find himself among the ultra-PC ranks of teachers at an Ohio public high school.

Boston will play the school’s principal. Murphy will play a teacher.

Logue, who most recently played the lead on ABC’s single-camera comedy “The Knights of Prosperity,” starred on the family sitcom “Grounded for Life,” which aired on Fox for 2 1/2 seasons before moving to WB Network.