Peter Tolan

Fox has picked up two single-camera comedy pilots, including one from Rescue Me creator Peter Tolan, Deadline reports.

Based on the non-fiction book by Bruce Feiler, Tolan's The Council of Dads focuses on a man who learns he's dying and enlists five men in his life to help his wife raise their two children. While Feiler made a full recovery in real life, in Tolan's version, the dad is expected to die and the show will chronicle how the kids are raised with the help of the Council.

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Tolan will executive-produce alongside Michael Wimer, with Feiler serving as a consultant.

The network also picked up Family Album from Joe Port and Joe Wiseman. The project will follow a headstrong patriarch who embarks on a vacation with his extended family to spend quality time together. Each season would take place during one summer vacation.