Keenen Ivory Wayans Takes Over as Showrunner on Sitcom

Jul 24, 2019  •  Post A Comment

Emmy-winning writer, director and producer Keenen Ivory Wayans has a new job as showrunner on the TBS comedy series “The Last O.G.” TBS announced today that Wayans will also direct four episodes of the New York-based show, which stars Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish.

Wayans, a New York native, joins the show for its third season. Wayans is best known for creating, executive producing and hosting the influential Emmy-winning sketch comedy series “In Living Color.”

Co-created and executive-produced by Jordan Peele, “The Last O.G.” launched as cable’s No. 1 comedy in 2018 and continues to be a ratings success with season two reaching a multiplatform audience of 32.5 million viewers thus far, TBS said.

“I’m thrilled and excited to be working with such a great cast, team of producers and reuniting with Tracy Morgan,” said Wayans. “Together we’re all going to take the show to the next level.”

Added Brett Weitz , general manager of TBS, TNT and truTV: “We can’t wait to see where Keenen takes this series next. It’s honestly a dream scenario to work with one of the true trail-blazers of social humor; he’s the perfect fit for ‘The Last O.G.'”

The series is executive-produced by Wayans and Tracy Morgan; Jordan Peele for Monkeypaw Productions; Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum for The Tannenbaum Company; and Joel Zadak of Artists First.

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