Fox has picked up a pilot from the multi-talented Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx.
Foxx, well known for being on Fox’s popular early 1990s series "In Living Color" before moving on to his own self-titled show, has pitched Fox on a show reminiscent of "Color," reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The new Foxx show will be an sketch-comedy program with an urban angle, the publication says.
The article says the project is really the merging of two separate shows Fox was pitched: "Foxx was looking to do a sketch-comedy series with an urban twist and paired with Fax Bahr and Adam Small to pitch the idea to Fox. Separately, Sony TV-based Tantamount was working on a sketch-comedy project starring Affion Crockett, probably best known for his spoofs of Russell Simmons, Kanye West, Chris Brown, Drake and Jay-Z. Crockett also was attached to co-write with Carl Jones, a producer on Sony’s animated comedy "The Boondocks," on which Jones voiced characters alongside Crockett and also served as a producer."