TBS has picked up a new series from the very funny Tracy Morgan. The series, which is still untitled, will be created and executive-produced by Jordan Peele (Key & Peele) and John Carcieri (Vice Principals). The show will follow Morgan as a recent ex-convict who discovers how the world has changed without him. Morgan will also be an executive producer, alongside Eric and Kim Tannenbaum (Two and a Half Men) and Joel Zadak (Key & Peele).
Morgan’s character, whose name is also Tracy, returns to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood and discovers that his former girlfriend has married a successful white man. Tracy also discovers he has twin sons, and falls back into habits he learned in jail in order to support them.
“Tracy and Jordan are two of today’s most sought-after and authentically funny comedians, and this show captures all the hilarity you would expect from this brilliant duo,” said TBS executive vice president of programming Brett Weitz. “TBS is becoming a home for the most creative and diverse comedy creators in the business, and Tracy and Jordan are a perfect fit for this network.”
The network’s team-up with Tracy Morgan is just the latest in a growing list of original content that TBS is producing, including Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Detour and the forthcoming People on Earth. TBS has ordered 10 episodes of the single-camera series.