Jermaine Fowler has teamed up with ABC for a new offbeat family sitcom. Fowler received a script commitment for a comedy that will be semi-autobiographically based on Fowler’s life. While the show is currently untitled, we’ve learned that Fowler will star as a college dropout who ends up living with his estranged grandmother. The thing is that his grandma isn’t soft and warm, rather a former DC cop who dispatches some tough love to get Fowler back into the world.
Fowler and 3 Arts will executive produce the show. Fowler is becoming a hot commodity of late as his new sketch show, Friends of the People. But that seems to suit him just fine, in 2012, we spoke with Fowler at Just For Laughs and he talked about his many hats, which at the time included the re-boot of In Living Color.