Conan O’Brien bringing sitcom to Fox

"Community's" Ben Wexler will pen the script

Topics: Conan O'Brien, Comedy, sitcom, Television, Fox,

Conan O’Brien is bringing a 30-minute medical comedy sitcom to Fox. The show, “Bob’s New Heart Show,” a play on “The Bob Newhart Show,” is about an ambitious young doctor who decides to take over a small medical practice in his hometown after a heart transplant compels him to reevaluate his life.

In addition to writing the script, “Community” writer Ben Wexler will executive-produce the show, along with O’Brien and Conaco’s David Kissinger and Jeff Ross.

“Bob’s New Heart Show” marks Conaco’s first project with Fox, although Wexler and O’Brien worked together on a Fox script in 2010.

h/t Deadline

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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