NBC’s putting black folks back on Primetime TV…there’s a new sitcom in the works and artist/producer/The Voice judge Cee Lo Green, hot off of his acting debut in Sparkle, is set to be the star!
The Voice mentor is expanding his relationship with the network to the scripted side with a comedy project loosely based on his real-life relationship with his ex-wife and children. He also has signed a first-look deal with NBC.
Green is set to star and executive produce the multi-camera comedy, from Sony TV and studio-based Happy Madison. Comedy veteran Ali Leroi, co-creator of Everybody Hates Chris and developer of Are We There Yet?, will write the comedy, starring Green as a version of himself as he tries to balance his career as a top recording artist and his frenetic home life. A deal for the project at NBC is now in final negotiations.
This would mark the TV acting debut for Green, who added actor to his resume with the feature Sparkle. He is executive producing the NBC comedy with Leroi, Happy Madison’s Doug Robinson, Andrew Jameson and Larry Mestel. He follows in the footsteps of Voice co-star Adam Levine, who produced a comedy project at NBC last season and now is making his acting debut on the second season of FX’s American Horror Story.
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