Newswire: Fox picks up a teen-battling single-cam comedy from the Vacation guys

John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the team behind the recent Ed Helms-led Vacation movie—or the guys who wrote The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, if you’re feeling mean—have sold a new series about sad adults fighting a teenage street gang to Fox. The new series doesn’t have a title yet (although Get Off My Lawn is just sitting there, like pristine Kentucky bluegrass growing in the warm September sun), but it’s been pitched as a single-camera comedy about underdogs stepping up to fight the odds (and also some ferocious young adults).

Daley and Goldstein have established themselves as a fiscally solid screenwriting team in recent years, penning the Horrible Bosses films and the second Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs. (Interestingly, their first collaboration was also doing television writing for Fox, with the pair scripting an episode of Daley’s acting alma mater, Bones.) That reputation …

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