Fox Orders Pilot For X-Filesesque Comedy Ghosted’
"Will The Jokes Be Out There For This Fox TV Pilot?"
Fox announced on Tuesday a pilot order for a new comedy series starring Craig Robinson and Adam Scott as paranormal investigators in the same vein as X-files
would team the pair in the familiar format of a true believer and a skeptic investigating paranormal mysteries while uncovering an Earth-changing conspiracy.
As described by Fox, Ghosted
will follow a cynical, hilarious skeptic, Leroy Wright (Craig Robinson), and a genius “true believer” in the paranormal, Max Allison (Adam Scott), who are hired by the Underground Investigative Service (UIS) to look into the rampant “unexplained” activity in Los Angeles — all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race.
The show will be filmed in single-camera format and be written by screenwriter Tom Gormican (That Awkard Moment
) and executive produced by Gormican and both Craig Robinson and Adam Scott for 3Arts and Twentieth Century Fox Television.
will be a reunion of sorts for Robinson and Scott, who starred in 2015's Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Craig Robinson, who tours nationally as a standup comedian as well as a musician, recently starred in NBC’s short-lived comedy Mr. Robinson
and had a recurring role on USA Network’s Mr. Robot
. He is also set to host Spike TV’s upcoming Caraoke Showdown
. Adam Scott was previously seen on NBC's Parks and Recreation
, and will soon star in David E. Kelley's HBO miniseries Big Little Lies
as Reese Witherspoon’s on-screen husband.
The original X-Files
series, which starred Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, ran for 9 seasons and over 200 episode on Fox while also spawning two movies, several spinoff series, and a multimedia enterprise. The show returned briefly for the first time in 15 years for a 10th season and six-episode 'event series' on the network earlier this year. Though a relative ratings success, Fox has yet to announce any firm plans to renew the original series.
An air date for Ghosted
pilot episode has not been confirmed.