Fox is developing a half-hour comedy revolving around American Idol finalist Kellie Pickler, according to Variety.

Pickler will play a naive small-town Southern girl -- a character based on herself -- who discovers that her biological father is the state's well-respected governor. His presidential dreams are put in jeopardy, but the two form a father-daughter relationship that winds up helping his standing in the polls.

Twentieth Century Fox TV is behind the project. Chris Peterson and Bryan Moore (That '70s Show) will write and create the project, which has landed a script order.

After finishing sixth in the competition, she signed with RCA's country label BNA. Her debut album was released last month.