FOX Orders All-New Single-Camera Comedy Starring Leary and Executive-Produced by Leary, Joel Church-Cooper and Jack Leary


Series Wholly Owned by FOX Entertainment to Debut in the 2024-2025 Season

FOX Entertainment has ordered the all-new comedy Going Dutch, starring Emmy Award nominee Denis Leary (The MoodysRescue Me), it was announced today by Michael Thorn, President of the FOX Television Network.  The single-camera comedy comes from FOX Entertainment Studios, writer/executive producer Joel Church-Cooper (Brockmire) and executive producers Denis Leary and Jack Leary (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll) through their production company Amoeba.


An outgrowth of Leary's broadcast direct deal with FOX Entertainment, Going Dutch centers on an arrogant loudmouth U.S. Army Colonel, who after an epically unfiltered rant, is reassigned to the Netherlands, where he is punished with a command position at the least important army base in the world. After serving with distinction in every warzone of the last three decades, he now finds himself in charge of a base with no guns, no weapons, and no tactical purpose. Instead, it has a Michelin-star level commissary, top notch bowling alley, and the best (and only) fromagerie in the U.S. Army. Surrounded by a diverse group of underdogs, the colonel tries to reinstall military discipline and professionalism with the help of the base's previous interim leader, who just happens to be his estranged daughter.  Additional casting is underway and will be announced in the coming weeks.


“We are thrilled to be back in business with Denis Leary. Going Dutch captures Denis’s comic genius and in-your-face storytelling style,” said Thorn. “Denis, Jack and our showrunner and creator Joel have brilliantly envisioned this original, offbeat take and inherently funny salute to the military workplace comedy. We also believe their show is the perfect comedy companion to our hit Animal Control.”


“I don’t think The Netherlands have ever seen such a collection of loud, selfish, screwed-up Americans,” said Denis Leary. “And it’s all FOX’s fault.”


“I was raised on the boundary-pushing FOX comedies of the 90’s, and I’m ecstatic to get the opportunity to continue the tradition for the next generation,” said Church-Cooper.


Going Dutch will be produced by FOX Entertainment Studios. Joel Church-Cooper will serve as writer, showrunner and executive producer on the series. Denis Leary and Jack Leary also will serve as executive producers. The series will be distributed by FOX Entertainment Global.


Going Dutch is FOX Entertainment Studios’ second wholly owned live-action comedy and joins Animal Control, starring Joel McHale and executive-produced by Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg, Dan Sterling, Tad Quill and McHale. Recently concluding its second season and renewed for a third season, Animal Control launched as FOX’s most-streamed scripted debut ever.


About Denis Leary

Denis Leary is a five-time loser at the Emmy Awards and the Golden Globes. He has also never won an Oscar, a Tony or an argument with his wife.


About Jack Leary

Jack Leary is a writer, producer and director who runs Amoeba alongside Denis Leary. Under the Amoeba banner, Jack oversees development for various projects across the television, film and new media landscape.


About Joel Church-Cooper

Joel Church-Cooper was the co-creator and showrunner for the acclaimed comedy series Brockmire, starring Hank Azaria. Joel was recently the Co-EP on season two of Minx, and was a Co-EP on seasons two and three of comedy series Future Man. Joel is repped by UTA, Jennie Church-Cooper at Levity Entertainment, and Melissa Fox at HJTH.



With a legacy spanning nearly 40 years, FOX Entertainment is one of the world’s most recognizable media brands and a prolific content producer across its iconic broadcast network and both owned and third-party streaming platforms. Known for its independent, innovative spirit and provocative, groundbreaking storytelling, the company was reinvented in 2019 with the formation of FOX Entertainment. While maintaining its leadership in broadcast television (9-1-1: Lone StarThe SimpsonsThe FloorThe Cleaning LadyHell’s KitchenLEGO Masters), the company is building a portfolio of businesses and library of owned original content. To date, FOX Entertainment’s long-term growth strategy has included the acquisitions of award-winning animation studio Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s BurgersThe Great NorthKrapopolisGrimsburg), entertainment platform TMZ (TMZ Investigates), and global production studio MarVista Entertainment (The Way Home), as well as the formation of the culinary and lifestyle content venture Studio Ramsay Global (Next Level ChefGordon Ramsay’s Food StarsIdiot Sandwich) in partnership with Gordon Ramsay.  Alongside the network, the company also established FOX Entertainment Studios, which includes its in-house unscripted studio FOX Alternative Entertainment (The Masked SingerWe Are FamilyI Can See Your VoiceName That Tune), and its scripted studio (Animal Control, Going Dutch) to develop scripted content; as well as worldwide content sales unit FOX Entertainment Global.