*Fox is looking to pad its animated lineup with cartoon characters of color.
The network has ordered a pilot presentation for “That’s My Bus,” an animated comedy that won best half-hour pitch at this past year’s New York Television Festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter:
“That’s My Bus” is a fast-paced ride into the world (and mind) of New York City bus driver Bill Russell. Passionate about his bus yet possessed of a stubborn worldview, Bill uses every bump and turn in the road to teach his son important life lessons while simultaneous driving his wife, passengers and boss crazy.
Created by stand-up comedians Dan Perlman and Will Julian, Tom Brady (FX’s animated “Chozen”) will serve as showrunner on the comedy.
That’s My Bus caught the attention of Fox comedy development executives at Montreal’s Just for Laughs festival.
Should “That’s My Bus” go to series, it would join an animated roster that also includes “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy” and the upcoming live-action/animated hybrid entry “Son of Zorn,” with the latter also starting as a pilot presentation.