The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed announced that Fox has ordered a new comedy for midseason starring Christian Slater.
The midseason show is called “Breaking In” and stars Slater and Brett Harrison. The premise, which revolves around a group of top security experts, has been described as a combination of Leverage and The A-Team. The show is produced by Sony Pictures TV.
An action comedy? I don’t know about this. Maybe if it was along the lines of a buddy comedy like USA’s Psych, it might work. I’ve never watched Leverage, but never took it as a comedy. It never seems to be marketed as such. And The A-Team? Really? That’s what you want to compare your show to before it even airs? Might as well put a toe tag on the show. Way to kill it before it airs.
Slater has also had two previously failed series on television, NBC’s My Own Worst Enemy and ABC’s The Forgotten, both of which were canceled after just one season.