As Fox looks to expand its comedy line-up, Deadline reports that the network is looking to turn the comic strip Jump Start into their newest sitcom. The long-running comic strip is currently in development to be adapted into a single-camera comedy.
Jump Start was created by Robb Armstrong and went into syndication in 1989. The comic strip follows “the trials and tribulations of young Philadelphia Black couple Joe, who is a cop, and Marcy Cobb as they try to balance the demands of work and raising their young children, Sunny, Jojo and twins Tommi and Teddy.”
“Nearly every married couple I know is like Joe and Marcy, my main characters,” he said in a 1996 interview. “The image of young blacks is so skewed, so false. I don’t know anybody who’s carjacking, playing basketball, rapping. Joe and Marcy and the characters I’ve developed are deep and based on real life.”
Armstrong will co-write the new potential series alongside Malcolm in the Middle‘s Andrew Orenstein.