Denis Leary Returns to Fox with New Comedy Series 'Going Dutch'

Fox orders "Going Dutch," a comedy series starring Denis Leary as a US Army Colonel reassigned to the Netherlands. The show, written by Joel Church-Cooper, marks Leary's return to the network following his previous comedy series "The Moodys.

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Denis Leary Returns to Fox with New Comedy Series 'Going Dutch'

Denis Leary Returns to Fox with New Comedy Series 'Going Dutch'

Fox has given a series order to "Going Dutch," a new single-camera comedy series starring Emmy-nominated actor Denis Leary. The show, written and executive produced by Joel Church-Cooper, marks Leary's return to the network following his previous comedy series "The Moodys."

"Going Dutch" follows the story of an arrogant and loudmouthed U.S. Army Colonel, played by Leary, who is reassigned to the Netherlands after an unfiltered rant. He finds himself in charge of a base with no guns, weapons, or tactical purpose, but instead boasts a Michelin-star-level commissary, a top-notch bowling alley, and the best and only fromagerie in the U.S. Army.

The colonel tries to reinstall military discipline and professionalism with the help of the base's previous interim leader, who happens to be his estranged daughter. Casting for the role of Leary's on-screen daughter and other supporting characters is currently underway, with new additions to be announced at a later date.

Michael Thorn, President of the FOX Television Network, expressed his enthusiasm for the project, stating, "We are thrilled to be back in business with Denis Leary. Going Dutch captures Denis's comic genius and in-your-face storytelling style." Leary himself quipped, "I don't think The Netherlands has ever seen such a collection of loud, selfish, screwed-up Americans. And it's all FOX's fault."

Leary, best known for his portrayal of Tommy Gavin in the FX dramedy "Rescue Me," will executive produce "Going Dutch" alongside his son Jack Leary under their Amoeba production banner. Church-Cooper, who previously co-created and served as showrunner for IFC's "Brockmire," will also executive produce the series.

"Going Dutch" will be produced by Fox Entertainment Studios and distributed by Fox Entertainment Global. The series is described as an "original, offbeat take" and an "inherently funny salute to the military workplace comedy." It marks Fox Entertainment Studios' second wholly owned live-action comedy, following the recently launched "Animal Control."

The series order for "Going Dutch" comes as part of Fox's 2024-25 programming slate, which also includes new dramas "Rescue HI Surf" and "Murder in a Small Town," as well as the animated series "Universal Basic Guys." The network believes "Going Dutch" will be the perfect comedy companion to its hit series "Animal Control" in the upcoming season.

Key Takeaways

  • Fox orders comedy series "Going Dutch" starring Denis Leary.
  • Leary plays a US Army Colonel reassigned to a base in the Netherlands.
  • The show follows his attempts to impose military discipline on the base.
  • Leary's estranged daughter, to be cast, helps him in his mission.
  • "Going Dutch" is Fox's second wholly owned live-action comedy series.