David Duchovny Heads Back To TV

Working on a comedy and a drama

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Despite appearing in – and directing - a few movies since finishing his stint as Fox Mulder on The X-Files, David Duchovny’s career to date hasn’t exactly rocketed to the A-list.

So he’s heading back to TV, albeit top-notch US pay-cable channel Showtime, to try out a couple of projects.

He’s close to a deal for an untitled drama pilot about a novelist struggling to raise his child as a single parent while fighting his own drug and sex addictions. He’d star as Hank Moody, a suave yet self-destructive type who finds that his destructive personal life fuels his writing.

Dawson’s Creek producer Tom Kapinos has created the show, and has recruited 24’s launch director Stephen Hopkins to handle the megaphone.

If that’s not enough for Duchovny, he’s also planning to co-write and help launch a comedy, Yoga Man, which is pitched as Shampoo in a yoga class. Bart Freundlich, who just directed him in Trust The Man and Wonderland scribe Scott Burns are also on script duties.

Of course, both of these are just pilots – they might not get picked up. The Duchovny household will be full of crossed fingers soon.

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