Monday, October 17, 2016

TBS Orders 10 Episodes of Untitled Comedy Starring Tracy Morgan

TBS has ordered 10 episodes of an untitled comedy series starring Tracy Morgan (30 Rock). The series was created by Jordan Peele (Key & Peele) and John Carcieri. It was previously ordered to pilot at FX but is now being redeveloped with an official series order at TBS.

After being released on good behavior from a 15-year prison stint, Tracy (Morgan) is shocked to see just how much the world has changed in his absence. Returning to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, he discovers that his former girlfriend has married an affable, successful white man, who is helping raise his twin sons that he never knew existed. Wanting nothing more than to connect with his kids, but having neither the money to support them nor himself, Tracy falls back on the skills he learned in prison to make ends meet while treading on unfamiliar territory.

Peele, Morgan and Carcieri serve as executive producers with Joel Zadak, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum. Studio T and Principato Young will produce.

"Tracy and Jordan are two of today's most sought-after and authentically funny comedians, and this show captures all the hilarity you would expect from this brilliant duo," said Brett Weitzsaid, Executive Vice President of Programing, TBS. "TBS is becoming a home for the most creative and diverse comedy creators in the business, and Tracy and Jordan are a perfect fit for this network."