FOX still might have a place for “LA to Vegas” next season, but there are some “ifs” attached to that notion.
“Ghosted,” which hasn’t aired since early January, is also still awaiting word on its fate.
Dana Walden, chairman and CEO of the Fox Networks Group, said she and fellow chair/CEO Gary Newman have had some early conversations about Season 2 of “LA to Vegas” with creator Lon Zimmet. They like the show, but they also want it to be bigger.
“We’re just trying to make a determination about whether we have a place that would enable that show to grow,” Walden told reporters Monday. “It’s a really funny show. We love the cast. Lon has been working with [executive producer] Steve Levitan on what a new season could look like. …
“Ultimately, if we have a great opportunity and a big, eventized first episode, that’s a show we would order. If we can’t figure out a way to really make some noise with it and attract a new and bigger group of viewers, we probably won’t do it.”
As for “Ghosted,” its remaining episodes — which were made with a new showrunner, Paul Lieberstein of “The Office” — will air in July. Walden says FOX will see how those episodes play and how they perform in the ratings before making a decision.
FOX is also developing two other comedies that could potentially be ready for the second half of the season. “Bless This Mess,” starring and co-created by Lake Bell (along with “New Girl’s” Liz Meriwether), is about a couple (Bell and Dax Shepard) who move from New York to Nebraska in hopes of living a simpler life. It films in June.
The network also recently ordered a pilot from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” co-creator Rob McElhenney and Rob Rosell (“The Mick,” “It’s Always Sunny”) about a divorced couple and the woman’s new wife raising a family together.