Fox has officially ordered the untitled John Stamos comedy pilot for its 2015-16 season. The project landed a put pilot order in Sept. 2014.
The 30-minute single-cam comedy, which will star Stamos as a version of himself, centers around a ladies’ man whose life is turned upside down when he unexpectedly finds out he’s a father and a grandfather. The series will follow an unlikely trio — the bachelor, played by Stamos, along with his nerdy grown son and grandson — as they live together under the same roof.
Stamos will also serve as an executive producer with pilot scribe Danny Chun (“The Office”) and Dan Fogelman (“Galavant”). ABC Studios will produce.
Stamos, who rose to fame on “Full House” in the ’80s, recently guest-starred on ABC’s “Galavant.”
Paget Brewster To Co-Star In John Stamos Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Grandpa’
Criminal Minds alumna Paget Brewster is set as the female lead opposite John Stamos and Josh Peck in Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot Grandpa, from ABC Studios and 20th TV.
Written by Danny Chun and produced by Dan Fogelman, Grandpa centers on Jimmy (Stamos), a charismatic longtime bachelor whose life is upended when he discovers he’s a father — and a grandfather. Peck plays Gerald, the son Jimmy didn’t know he had – a sweet unemployed techie who is himself the proud and surprisingly capable father of a two-year-old daughter, the product of a one-night stand with the sexy Vanessa (Christina Milian).
Brewster plays Jimmy’s old girlfriend Sara, a former rocker chick who became pregnant with his child 26 years ago, but has raised their child, Gerald, single-handedly. She never made Jimmy aware of his son’s existence — but now, Gerald wants a strong father figure to teach him how to navigate the rocky shoals of romance, so Sara is forced to disrupt Jimmy’s long bachelorhood at long last. She’s seemingly contemptuous of his bachelor persona — but underneath, their old attraction may still be simmering on the back.
Brewster, repped by UTA, manager Joannie Burstein and attorney Joel McKuin, has been focused on comedy since ending her stint on dark CBS drama Criminal Minds with several pilots and guest shots as well as a season-long arc on the upcoming sixth season of Community.