In 2008, Kenny Hotz developed the sitcom Testees for FX Networks, producing 13 shows centering around two roommates who work as guinea pigs for a mediocre product testing facility. The show only produce 13 episodes and started airing in October 2008 on FX. Hotz stated that the inspiration of the series was Woody Allen's character Fielding Mellish in the film Bananas. The show starred actors Steve Markle (as Peter) andJeff Kassel (as Ron). The show's title came from the name of the testing facility where both main characters worked: Testico. The premier episode starred Ron and Peter believing that Peter has become pregnant, although his condition is actually just a hormonal imbalance from the medical testing he underwent earlier in the episode.