Fox Buys Comedy Pilots from Producers Johnny Depp and Bill Lawrence

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Fox has purchased a few more comedy pilots from big name producers. Chris Miller and Phil Lord, who directed the 2012 film version the classic Johnny Depp-starring series 21 Jump Street, have now teamed up with Depp and Blue Mountain State co-creator and star Chris Romano to produce a comedy series called Torched. According to Deadline, it will focus “on a fast-talking, fun-loving dad, who through his very unique — and sometimes law-breaking — job, strives to give his young son the life he never had.”

Meanwhile, Scrubs and Cougar Town creator Bill Lawrence and fellow Cougar Town producer Blake McCormick have sold the network an hour-long comedy action show called Chasing Skips, according to Deadline. The show’s characters are described as “two down-on-their-luck guys in search of a way to improve their lives who decide to enter the world of bounty hunting, despite having no experience and very few skills.”