Danny De Vito is to team up with two writers of The Simpsons for a new TV series.

He will direct the pilot episode of the show written by Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein.

The comedy is about an eccentric family. De Vito said, "It's sort of like a modern 'You Can't Take It With You', with some really great relationships. I'm really excited to do it."

The show is as yet untitled.