Dierks Bentley to Produce Nashville-Based Comedy Series for Fox

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Dierks Bentley is bringing Nashville back to the small screen. According to Varietythe country singer has signed on as executive producer of a single camera comedy show for Fox. Unlike that other show about Nashville, the currently untitled series will take a more lighthearted approach to the trials and tribulations of Music City residents, centering on singer-songwriters and set in a Nashville bar.

Variety describes the show's bar setting as "where singers and songwriters go to chase their dreams, or maybe just to fall in love if only for a night."

Variety reports that the series was developed by Jack Burditt, the creator and original show-runner of "Last Man Standing." Burditt has also worked on "Modern Family," "The Mindy Project," "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and more.

The comedy series has received a put pilot at FOX, which generally guarantees that the pilot will be picked up by the network.

The premiere date for the show's pilot has not yet been announced.

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Bentley recently wrapped up his Mountain High Tour at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Calif.

Last week the "Woman, Amen" singer teamed up with Sheryl Crow to sing "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man" and pay tribute to Loretta Lynn at the CMT Artists of the Year event.

Earlier this month, Bentley dropped his new video for "Burning Man," featuring Brothers Osborne. 

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