Comedian and actor Tracy Morgan has a new TV series — a single-camera comedy from Morgan and Jordan Peele. TBS announced today that it has given a straight-to-series order to the show.
“The untitled series is being created and executive produced by Jordan Peele (‘Key & Peele’) and John Carcieri (‘Vice Principals’),” the announcement notes. “Morgan will also serve as executive producer, along with Eric and Kim Tannenbaum (‘Two and a Half Men’) and Joel Zadak of Principato Young (‘Key & Peele’). The series is produced by Studio T, TBS & TNT’s in-house production studio.”
TBS ordered 10 episodes of the show.
Here’s how the announcement describes the series: “After being released on good behavior from a 15-year prison stint, Tracy is shocked to see just how much the world has changed in his absence. Returning to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, Tracy discovers that his former girlfriend has married an affable, successful white man, who is helping raise his twin sons 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.”
The announcement also notes that the series “looks to capture the rawness of Tracy’s stand-up persona while also commenting on race relations, the Gen X/Millennial gap and the American penal system.”
Said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of programming for TBS: “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. 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.”