FOX’s pilot “Boldly Going Nowhere,” which looked like it was in fact going nowhere after the network passed on it in the spring, may still have some life in it.
Former “Seinfeld” writer and producer Larry Charles is taking another crack at the pilot’s script along with the show’s creators, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s” Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day and Rob McElhenney. Charles also has another project in the works at NBC, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Boldly Going Nowhere,” which has been described as “The Office” in space, has already traveled a long and twisty development road. FOX originally had the show penciled in for midseason last year, but after the original pilot was filmed the network and the three creators decided to rework it extensively. The second version was in contention for this season, but FOX decided not to pick it up.
Now that Day, Howerton and McElhenney are finished with this season of “It’s Always Sunny,” they’re turning their attention back to “Boldly Going Nowhere.”
Charles’ NBC project, which is in the early stages of development, will follow a group of people who band together after their favorite TV show ends and make new episodes. Charles (who also directed “Borat” and “Bruno”) is writing and will direct a pilot presentation. He’s also executive producing with McG and Peter Johnson.
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