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truTV Orders Comedy ‘Tacoma PD’

In Development is a Comedic Medical Advice Show Hosted by Ken Jeong and Animated 'This Functional Family'

Cable net truTV has greenlit 10 half-hour episodes of a scripted comedy called “Tacoma PD” (working title), featuring “Super Troopers 2” co-creators and stars Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme. Set in a firehouse, leading the fire house crew are Chief Terry McConky (Heffernan) and Captain Eddie Penisi (Lemme). The series, which will go into production later this year and will debut in 2019, is co-created and executive produced by Heffernan and Lemme alongside David Miner and Greg Walter from 3 Arts Entertainment and Kyle Clark from Silverscreen Pictures.

In development at truTV are a Untitled Ken Jeong Project and “This Functional Family.” The Ken Jeong (“Dr. Ken”) project a proposed half-hour, comedic non-scripted medical advice show with Jeong dispensing his expertise while also performing related comedy bits in front of a studio audience. Created by Jeong, the series is produced by Hazy Mills Productions and Mission Control Media, with Jeong, Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, Dwight D. Smith, Michael Agbabian and Brett Carducciserving as executive producers. 

“This Functional Family,” meanwhile, is an animated comedy based on Jo Koy’s stand-up tour about a guy who just wants to be a good son, a better dad, a decent brother, and a solid ex-husband. Drawing upon Koy’s real-life experiences and characters featured in Koy’s popular stand-up tour.  

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 ( 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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