Al Roker Sells Comedy to NBC; Show Has Same Title as ABC Family Project Deadline
"Today" show co-host Al Roker has sold a comedy to NBC in what Deadline.com calls a late buy. The project, called "The Fosters," will be executive produced by Roker, one of the network's top personalities.
The project is co-written by and stars Gary Anthony Williams of "Weeds," featuring him as a father with many foster children.
Roker became involved with the project because of his experience with foster children. The project will be co-written with Sindy McKay and comes from an idea by Williams, McKay, Larry Swerdlove and Scott Ward, the story says.
The project shouldn't be confused with another project with the same name, the ABC Family hourlong pilot "The Fosters," which is executive produced by Jennifer Lopez and is about a lesbian couple raising foster and biological children.