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BIRTHRIGHT: Fox Eyes Joel Kim Booster Comedy

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Joel Kim Booster’s Birthright Picked Up By Fox

Fox has opted to produce Birthright, a proposed comedy series from comedian and writer Joel Kim Booster.

Booster has previously appeared in And They Call It Puppy Love as well as the web series The Outs. In addition to acting, he has performed his standup for Comedy Central, Logo, and TBS’ Conan.

Although the project is still in the early stages of development, Fox is considering the possibility of airing it during the summer of 2017 should it be completed in time:

Written by and starring Booster, Birthright, based in part on Booster’s real life, centers on a child born in South Korea before being adopted by white, Midwest evangelical parents. When it comes apparent to all involved he’s gay, the young fish out of water goes in search of his birth mother in the hopes they can reconnect.

Booster also co-executive produces the project, which originated as a presentation financed by Jax Media and penned by Booster. Tony Hernandez and Lilly Burns executive produce for Jax Media. 20th Century Fox TV, whose brass liked the presentation and took the comedy in for development, is the studio.

Booster, who was named one of the New Faces at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival this year, recently performed in the Fox Showcase. He has written episodes and appeared on web series Kam Kardashian.

Leave your thoughts on Fox deciding to pick up Joel Kim Booster’s planned comedy series Birthright for development (via Deadline) in the comments section below. Readers seeking more TV show news can visit our TV Show News Google+ Page and our TV Show News Facebook Page. Want up-to-the-minute notifications? FilmBook staff members publish articles by Email, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, and Facebook. No official air date has been offered for Birthright at this point.

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