Tracy Morgan‘s new comedy series is moving to TBS, with the network giving the show a straight-to-series order on Monday.
The 10-episode series, originally developed for FX, follows Tracy after he is released from a 15-year prison stint. He is shocked to see that his Brooklyn neighborhood has been gentrified and that his ex is now married to a white man, raising the twin kids Tracy didn’t know he had.
The untitled series was created by Jordan Peele and John Carcieri, with both serving as executive producers. Morgan will also serve as executive producer, along with Eric and Kim Tannenbaum and Joel Zadak of Principato Young. The series is produced by Studio T, TBS and TNT’s in-house production studio.
“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 Weitz, executive vice president of programming for 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.”
Morgan is known for his stand-up comedy and his portrayal of Tracy Jordan, a semi-fictionalized version of himself, on the hit NBC sitcom “30 Rock.”
He was injured in a car wreck back in June 2014 that left him with brain damage, but he has bounced back, even making a surprise appearance at the 2015 Emmy Awards.
The announcement marks the latest move in TBS’ push into original comedy. The second season of “Angie Tribeca” debuted in January, followed by the current events series “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” in February.
“The Detour” from Jason Jones debuted in April, followed by “Wrecked” in June. The network will also launch “People of Earth” starring Wyatt Cenac on Halloween, and “Search Party,” a dark comedy starring Alia Shawkat on Nov. 21.
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