FOX has ordered a TV show pilot for Zoobiquity, from Bones showrunners past and present, Stephen Nathan and Jon Collier. A medical procedural, Zoobiquity is an adaptation of the Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers book of the same name.
Previously, we reported FOX was retooling this animal and human health drama. Looks like they selected the sharpest tools in the shed. Writers Collier and Nathan will executive produce, with Spencer Medof. Natterson-Horowitz and Bowers are producing.
Here is how The Hollywood Reporter describes the Zoobiquity TV show:
The drama is described as a light, unconventional medical procedural that follows the unlikely pairing of a successful, driven cardiologist as she risks career suicide by teaming with a socially challenged veterinarian who relates better to animals than people. They try to put aside their competitive natures to cure the incurable using a unique blend of cross-species medicine that’s never been tried before.
Originally developed last season with Bones duo Jon Collier and Stephen Nathan attached, Fox redeveloped the drama a third time this season. Satisfaction creator Sean Jablonski, who penned the second take on the drama, is no longer attached. […]
The order comes as Fox is mulling the future of Bones as the veteran drama has become the subject of lawsuits with studio 20th TV over the series’ profits. Nathan stepped down as showrunner ahead of season 11, with Collier — who has been with the series since 2010 — taking on oversight of the series alongside Michael Peterson.
Read what the showrunners have to say about a possible 12th season of Bones, and about season 11.
FOX is talking with the Bones team, on whether or not to renew the series. Read the network’s thoughts on continuing this long-running program, here.
FOX wants all the Bones profit-related lawsuits moved to arbitration. Check it out.
What do you think? Have you read Zoobiquity? Will it make a good TV show? If FOX orders the Zoobiquity TV series, will you watch?