Fox has faith in John Mulaney.
The network has its extended its order for Mulaney, the sitcom starring the Saturday Night Live writer, from 6 episodes to 16. The comedian tweeted about the news early Wednesday morning:
FOX made this a great night by picking up my show “Mulaney” for 10 more episodes. I am thrilled. Sincerely. Call me with any questions.
— John Mulaney (@mulaney) May 7, 2014
Mulaney was originally developed by NBC — but the network chose not to move forward with the project, despite SNL head Lorne Michaels serving as executive producer. Fox salvaged the pilot, which introduces Mulaney as an aspiring comic living in NYC. Martin Short plays his boss. Actors Elliott Gould, Nasim Pedrad, Seaton Smith, and Zack Pearlman round out the cast of roommates and neighbors influencing Mulaney.
Mulaney is expected to premiere this fall. Fox will unveil its full 2014-15 schedule at its annual upfront presentation Monday.