After a failed attempt at FX, Tracy Morgan has found a new home for his next television outing.
TBS has ordered ten episodes of his new show, which will be co-produced by John Carcieri and executive-produced by Jordan Peele of Key & Peele fame. The show will take pointers from Morgan’s stand-up persona, and tackle issues ranging from race relations to the American penal system.
After being released on good behavior from a 15-year prison stint, Tracy is shocked to see just how much the world has changed in his absence. Returning to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, Tracy discovers that his former girlfriend has married an affable, successful white man, who is helping raise his twin sons he never knew existed. Wanting nothing more than to connect with his kids, but having neither the money to support them nor himself, Tracy falls back on the skills he learned in prison to make ends meet while treading on unfamiliar territory.
Despite an interview, a brief appearance at the Emmy Awards last year and a turn hosting SNL, the show that kicked off his career, this marks Morgan’s first appearance in a starring comedy role since his car crash in 2014. The show no doubt draws inspiration from those very events, which left Morgan comatose and occurred while his wife was pregnant.