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Netflix Orders ‘Black Excellence’ from Kenya Barris

Single-Camera Sitcom is Barris' First Project with the Digital Streamer

Netflix has ordered comedy “Black Excellence,” their first series project with Kenya Barris with Barris and Rashida Jones set to star. The logline: Inspired by Barris’ irreverent, highly flawed, unbelievably honest approach to parenting, relationships, race, and culture, “Black Excellence” looks to pull the curtain back and reboot the “family sitcom” in a way we’ve never seen before.

Barris and Jones will executive produce alongside Hale Rothstein (“black-ish,” “grown-ish”). The single-camera comedy will be produced through Barris’ production company, Khalabo Ink Society, under the multi-hyphenate’s overall series deal with the streamer.

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