Detective Stabler Is Returning to TV

Christopher Meloni, known to millions of TV fans for playing Det. Elliot Stabler on Law and Order: SVU (and to millions of gays for playing Chris Keller on Oz), will return to television screens in the fall in a new single-camera comedy for FOX.

The show is called Surviving Jack, and chronicles the story of a boy becoming a man (we can assume that’s not the role Meloni is playing) and a man becoming a father (ah, there we go) in the 1990s. It’s based off a book called I Suck at Girls by Justin Halperin, the man behind the popular Twitter feed “S*** My Dad Says” and its forgettable CBS sitcom.

The news was part of a five-comedy pickup from the network. Also getting the go-ahead: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a new cop comedy starring Andy Samberg; Us and Them, an Americanized version of BBC’s Gavin & Stacey starring Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel; and the ominous-sounding Dads, from executive producer Seth MacFarlane.