You might find this one hard to believe, but Fox is developing a sitcom based upon the no-longer-in-print tabloid Weekly World News. Those two dudes from “Best Week Ever,” John Aboud and Michael Coulton are on-board to translate the imagined newsroom into a show. Think of it like “X-Files” meets “Mary Tyler Moore,” with appearances by aliens, Dick Cheney robots, old Elvis, wolf people, and, of course, Bat Boy. We speculated what Weekly World News properties we’d be likely to see back when it was announced that the paper had gone Hollywood, but a sitcom never occurred to us. But, if “Outsourced” can get on the air, I guess anything’s possible.
No word yet when Fox plans to abruptly cancel the series. (Variety)