Comedy Central showing 'Brother'-ly love
THR EXCLUSIVEComedy Central is developing an odd-couple comedy series starring two heavy-set comedians.
The network has made a script deal for "Brothers From Another Mother," a rare multicamera project for the network.
"Brothers" stars Ralphie May and Lavell Crawford. May, who is white, and Crawford, who is black, will play lifelong friends who discover they're brothers when their father passes away and leaves them his barbecue restaurant.
Comedy Central has aired only a few original multi¬camera projects. The network has another multicam project debuting next month, the Will Ferrell-produced "Big Lake."
"Brothers" is executive produced by Ben Feigin of Anonymous Content, who brought in fellow exec producers Eric and Kim Tannenbaum and writer/exec producers Mitchel Katlin and Nat Bernstein. May and Crawford also are exec producers.
May is repped by UTA and Anonymous; Crawford is repped by ICM.