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ABC Orders Kevin Hart Divorce Comedy To Pilot

Television
by Tambay A. Obenson
January 24, 2014 12:53 PM
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Everyone wants to be in the Kevin Hart business these days! The man is on fire!

ABC has ordered to pilot an untitled divorced-couple comedy based on Hart's own stand-up material. 

The comedy will give audiences a candid look at the life of a couple after their divorce, as they try to rebuild their relationship as friends, for the sake of their children.

The project hails from the writers and producers of Community and Scrubs, Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan, and will be based on Kevin Hart’s own stand-up material. 

However, Hart isn't expected to star in the series. Instead, he'll likely take a recurring role (assuming the series is picked up after the pilot is made). 

Hart will exec produce along with 3 Arts’ Dave Becky, Goldman, and Donovan.

This news comes a week after ABC ordered a pilot for Kenya Barris' half-hour scripted comedy titled Black-ish (from a previous script commitment) starring Anthony Anderson, written by Kenya Barris (The Game), and produced by Laurence Fishburne’s Cinema Gypsy production company.

To be based on Barris' own life (loosely), Black-ish will follow an upper-middle class black man, intent on raising his kids with some sense of cultural identity, in the face of an assault of constant contradictions and obstacles coming from various directions, insisting that his children be color-blind. 

The network has certainly been drawing on African American talent to stock its future lineup. Including the above 2 from Hart and Barris, new projects from rapper/actor EveShonda RhimesKeenen Ivory Wayans, and Sheldon Candis are also set up at the network that currently boasts Scandal as one of its big hits!

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  • Alias | January 24, 2014 1:38 PMReply

    A very similar show like this was already produced - AND FAILED. It was called "All of Us," based on Will Smith's "real life." ...This, and the vehicle being prepared for Eve, and the show "Black-ish" are destined to fail. It sounds like shit being thrown together to "capitalize" on the so-called "black year in film." ... I am also NOT a fan of Anthony Anderson. He doesn't have the acting talent, charisma, or name recognition that will bring an audience to support this on a weekly basis. Therefore, I definitely won't be watching "Black-ish." ... The name, alone, sounds horrid. ...And, as many posters pointed out with regard to the movie "Black Nativity," the name -- coupled with the images, used in promotions -- can, quickly, turn off audiences.

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