NBA Star Chris Paul Is Developing an Autobiographical Comedy for ABC
ABC just added another project to the long list of autobiographical sitcoms currently in development across the major networks. Variety reports that NBA star Chris Paul has teamed up with former Office writer/executive producer Warren Lieberstein to develop a family comedy for ABC based on his childhood in North Carolina. The untitled show follows “two brothers who work at a service station owned by their grandfather, who champions old-school values in contrast to the attitude of their guarded, politically-correct mother.” Paul and his brother C.J. will serve as co-executive producers alongside Lieberstein, Eric Tannanbaum, and Kim Tannanbaum.
This makes the second comedy in development based on an NBA player (see LeBron James’s show with Kevin Hart), the second comedy about growing up in North Carolina announced this week (see Fortune Feimster), and one of the many semi-autobiographical series in the works (seriously, there are a ton of them).