It’s only been a few months since the critically acclaimed Carmichael Show was cancelled after only three seasons. But the comedy series isn’t the end for Jerrod Carmichael or his castmate Lil Rel Howery.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Lil Rel has landed the lead role in a Fox comedy that will be produced by Carmichael and The Carmichael Show showrunner Mike Scully.
The currently untitled show has already received a put pilot commitment and will center on Lil Rel as a prideful, self-made success who lives by the code “always believe in yourself and great things will come.” However, he finds that attitude put to the test when he learns his wife is having an affair with his own barber. He tries to rebuild his life post-divorce as a long-distance single father on the West Side of Chicago on a quest for love, respect and a new barber.
Besides being in the main cast of The Carmichael Show, Lil Rel was exposed to a broader audience after his hilarious role in the Jordan Peele directed horror film Get Out. He even had a recurring role on HBO original series Insecure this past summer. His star is on the rise and it’s well deserved.
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