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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.