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Tracy Morgan to Star Develop Comedy Pilot for FX

Former '30 Rock' Star to Play a Career Criminal Released From Prison

Former “30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan will develop and star in a comedy pilot for FX Networks to be written by Jordan Peele (“Key and Peele”) and John Carcieri (“Eastbound & Down”). Morgan will play a career criminal who is released from prison after 15 long years, hoping to reintegrate into a society that long ago left him behind. Now a man whose only expertise is making grilled cheese with an iron must navigate a modern world of political correctness, internet, and self-driving cars.

Morgan, Peele and Carcieri (Eastbound & Down, Vice Principals) will serve as executive producers of the untitled pilot along with Eric Tannenbaum (“The Odd Couple”) and Joel Zadak (“Key and Peele”). The half-hour pilot episode will be produced by FX Productions and is tentatively set to begin production this summer.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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