Shanola Hampton is stepping into Tiffany Haddish’s shoes: The Shameless vet will star in the NBC comedy pilot Night School, based on the 2018 movie featuring Haddish and Kevin Hart, our sister site Deadline reports.
The potential series revolves around a unique mix of adults at a night school GED prep class who unexpectedly bond over their shared experience and find themselves helping one another both inside and outside of the classroom. Hampton will take on the role played by Haddish: Carrie Dawes, a high school teacher who doesn’t suffer fools and takes no prisoners.
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Hampton also plays bar owner/Gallagher confidant Veronica Fisher on the Showtime dramedy Shameless, which will air its 11th and final season this summer.
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