Jermaine Fowler looks to be giving TV another shot as it has been reported that CBS is looking forward to an upcoming comedy from the Friends Of The People star. Back in April, Jermaine alongside Whoopi Goldberg attempted to tell some of his story with series Delores & Jermaine on ABC but the pilot did not move forward. In the newly revealed CBS comedy, Jermaine will play a character based on his actual father, Deadline shares.
In a competitive situation, with multiple networks and streaming services pursuing, CBS has landed a multi-camera comedy project written by and starring rising actor-comedian Jermaine Fowler. The untitled CBS project, which Fowler will write or co-write, is a multi-camera family comedy inspired by his life. Fowler’s father was only 17 and his mother was 16 when they had their first child. Despite being so young, the two stayed together, raising Fowler and his siblings. Fowler, 27, will play a character loosely inspired by his dad, a 27-year-old bringing up children who are around 10. Kids raising kids.
Apart of the same deal, his long awaited comedy special Jermaine Fowler: Give ‘Em Hell Kid has been picked up by Showtime with a December 11th release.