Fox has given a straight to series order for 10 episodes of a mockumentary style comedy series called “Famous,” which will premiere on Sunday, June 12 at 9 p.m. ET. From Ralph Farquhar (“Real Husbands of Hollywood,” “Moesha”) and Ty Hodges (“A Girl Like Grace”), the half-hour series follows a young couple whose relationship is tested when one of them skyrockets to stardom virtually overnight.
The logline: Filmed in mock-documentary style at a couples-therapy session, “Famous” features dating high school teachers Fred and Geneva, both of whom secretly aspire to work in Hollywood. He wants to be a screenwriter and she envisions stardom as a pop diva. One of those dreams miraculously comes true when Geneva lands a record deal after her first music video goes viral and logs millions of views. As she rises to stardom, he feels pushed to the sidelines. Can this couple survive or will they discover that being famous and in love makes for a complicated threesome?
No casting for “Famous” has been announced yet.