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NOV
12
3 YEARS

'Daily Show' Vet Sells Family Comedy to NBC

Exclu: Daily Show regular and longtime producer Larry Wilmore has sold a family comedy to NBC.

The Emmy-winning Wilmore, who is sometimes billed as the "senior black correspondent" on the cable comedy news show, is developing a star vehicle at the broadcast network.

The pitch: Wilmore is the patriarch of a modern American family who become the subject of a British documentary.

The UTA-repped Wilmore already has a relationship with NBC; he's a consulting producer on The Office. His prior TV credits include creating The Bernie Mac Show, Jamie Foxx Show and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Last year he published a political humor book, I'd Rather We Got Casinos: And Other Black Thoughts and he recently appeared in Dinner for Schmucks.

3 Arts Entertainment is producing.