John Legend to Produce Semi-Autobiographical Sitcom
The ‘Ordinary People’ singer has completed a deal with the Fox Network for the rights to a new sitcom loosely based on his life.
Legend will also be a producer on the new sitcom, which has yet to have a working title or even a cast, with his own production company Get Lifted Films. The singer-songwriter is already an executive producer on the new NBC show Mixed Blessings, a show about a hip-hop artist whose life is turned around after finding out that he has a secret teenage son.
The unnamed sitcom that Legend is working on will chart the life of an aspiring 20-something that tries to balance his professional and social life after becoming the legal guardian of his younger siblings. It will be written by Tommy Dewey and Greg Bratman of Sons of Tucson fame.
John Legend was also seen starring in reality competition Duets on ABC this summer. The new deal with Fox represents a continued development of media integration from the star. He recently postponed his latest tour in order to complete his album Love in the Future – an exact release date hasn’t been announced but is expected within the next few months.