Fox Buys Pilot Based On This American Life Segment

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Someday soon comedy pilots will be based on single excellent tweets, but until then Fox’s new show based on a This American Life segment is getting preeeetty close. The multi-camera comedy pitch The Man Upstairs is based on a story from TAL’s “Deal of a Lifetime” segment. Told by one of the show’s producers Sarah Koenig, the story revolves around her stepsister, who purchased a home with “one catch: the house comes along with the elderly man who owns it.” Add another half a man and you basically have the new season of Two And A Half Men.