Comedian John Mulaney has to he happy about this: Fox executive Kevin Reilly called the upcoming sitcom Mulaney this generation’s Seinfeld at Monday’s upfront presentation to advertisers. The network released a trailer for John Mulaney’s long-awaited series, featuring both stand-up comedy scenes and traditional multi-camera sitcom aesthetics. Mulaney, executive produced by Lorne Michaels, was a pilot passed on by NBC but was saved by Fox in a turnaround last year. Reilly, who calls the former Saturday Night Live writer “one of the sharpest and most skilled next-generation comedic voices out there,” originally ordered a six-episode first season.
After seeing what Mulaney and his production staff came up with, Fox asked for ten more episodes! Mulaney stars as himself, like in Seinfeld, as a stand-up comedian trying to take his career to the next level. He’s surrounded by friends and mentors who cause funny situations in his every day life. Martin Short plays a game show host that he works for, and comedians Seaton Smith and Saturday Night Live‘s Nasim Pedrad play his close friends. Mulaney debuts this fall on Fox. For now, check out the first trailer!