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Jonah Hill makes a pact with FOX for TV shows
FOX has reached a first-look development deal with "Superbad" star Jonah Hill to produce future projects for the network.
The agreement with JHF includes an untitled comedy script Hill wrote on spec and possibly will direct.
"Jonah is one of the most prolific young talents in comedy today, and possesses a fearless, wickedly smart sensibility that’s perfect for FOX," stated Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. "He’s an undeniably terrific comedic actor who also shows tremendous creativity behind the camera, and we’re thrilled to bring his unique voice to our network."
FOX previously ordered several episodes of "Allen Gregory," an animated series co-created by Hill and featuring Hill voicing the main character, a high-achieving seven-year-old. "Allen Gregory" is slated to premiere at some point in the 2011-2012 season, maybe.
On the feature side, Hill also developed and will star in a remake of the FOX classic "21 Jump Street."
"Now I can finally make that show I’ve always wanted to make about high school kids singing and dancing in some sort of a ‘singing-club’ type program at their school. Wait...what? There already is a show like that on FOX? What? It’s like the most popular show ever? Uh oh," stated Hill. "I wanted to create JHF so I and all of the talented writers I know could write funny and interesting television shows that we’d love to see."
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