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September 27, 2007 16:03 ET

Russell Peters Scores Script Deal with FOX

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 27, 2007) - Comedian Russell Peters is back in development at FOX with a new deal to develop a sitcom based on his family and where his life was or would be, had he not made it as one of the world's biggest comedians.

"It's really a snapshot of where my family maybe was ten years ago. I'm still living at home, my dad is retired, mom is working part-time and my brother is living at home too," mentions Peters.

"We're in the middle of meeting with writers right now," adds Peters. "We need to find the right partners to really make this the best possible project that it can be".

After seeing his two sold-out shows at Just For Laughs in Montreal, Fox execs Bob Huber and co, including new prexy, Kevin Reilly met with Peters upon returning to LA for a general meeting which turned into a pitch meeting.

Peters and his Manager brother, Clayton Peters, pitched Fox about their sitcom idea that they've had for a while. "Basically this is the most honest type of project that we could hope for Russell," Clayton says, "it's a project based on growing up with our own family, which was a working-class South Asian household". The project is said to reflect the very multi-cultural environment that the Peters boys grew up in.

Russell recently became the first comic to sell-out the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, performing for over 30,000 people over two nights. Peters is also set to join the handful of comedians who have performed at Madison Square Garden, where he is scheduled to perform his new two-hour set on February 2nd, 2008. He'll also be appearing at the new Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on February 16th, 2008.

Peters is currently on tour performing in England on October 5th and 6th with two sold out shows at London's Apollo Theatre, continuing on to South Africa with scheduled shows in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. For more information on show location and dates, visit www.russellpeters.com.

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