It looks like Wanda Sykes is eyeing a new project for TV and is taking last year’s Last Comic Standing’s winner with her. Reports have revealed that Sykes will be putting together an NBC series with stand-up comedian Rod Man as the lead. Deadline, confirms the news.
NBC is developing a multi-camera comedy series from Wanda Sykes and The Game executive producer Kenny Smith to star Last Comic Standing winner Rod Man. Sykes and Page Hurwitz areproducing through their Push It Productions banner, which is also behind the current Last Comic Standing revival on NBC. The as-yet untitled project, from Universal TV, revolves around a successful comedian (Rod Man) who uproots his wife and daughter from L.A. to his hometown of Villa Rica, GA, to care for his strong-willed mother because, ironically, the stand-up comic is more stable and responsible than his self-important brother and materialistic sister.
Winning pays off.