Thomas Haden Church Boards Fox Comedy 'The Texanist'

Thomas Haden Church in a season three episode of HBO's 'Divorce'
Thomas Haden Church in a season three episode of HBO's 'Divorce' (Image credit: Craig Blankenhorn/HBO)

Thomas Haden Church is on board The Texanist, a multicamera comedy in development at Fox. Church joins as executive producer and star. The show is inspired by a column in Texas Monthly. 

The other executive producers are Rob Long, Gail Berman and Hend Baghdady of The Jackal Group, David Courtney, Megan Creydt and Scott Brown. 

Church will play an opinionated Austin-area radio show host who calls ‘em like he sees ‘em, dispensing advice to Texas natives and newcomers alike on what he thinks is the true Texas Way of life. But the Texas Way is changing, and his job is becoming much more complicated. 

Church starred in Divorce on HBO and Broken Trail on AMC, along with Ned and Stacey on Fox and Wings on NBC. His film work includes Sideways, We Bought a Zoo, Spider-Man 3, Daddy’s Home and Easy A.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.