Cheadle, McGruder Team For New SeriesPublished by Michael Arceneaux on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 12:00 am.
Following the success of NBC’s 30 Rock, The Office, and new comedy, Community, NBC is looking to take on even more from half-hour comedies – one of which is a project from actor Don Cheadle and Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder.
As for the Cheadle/McGruder comedy, project revolves around mismatched brothers who reunite to open a private security company.
Universal is producing, along with Cheadle’s Crescendo Prods. label (which includes partner Kay Lieberman). McGruder, who’s writing, is EP with Cheadle and Lieberman. Project has a script order at the Peacock.
The only funny security guard I can think of is Otis from Martin, but given Cheadle and McGruder’s names being attracted to the projects, I’m inclined to give the show the benefit of the doubt.
But hopefully, should the show actually be piloted and picked up by the network I hope it manages to separate itself from the other NBC sitcoms – most of whom (sans 30 Rock) seem modeled after the format of The Office.
As previously reported, Cheadle is also developing a basketball drama for FX.