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ABC Developing Sitcoms with Anthony Anderson and Eve


With ABC trying to diversify its lineup with more people from Barbershop, Anthony Anderson and Eve have been given sitcom orders at the network.

Just a year after NBC realized that Guys with Kids was not actually all that funny a concept, Anderson is returning to the half-hour format for Black-ish, a single-camera comedy from Are We There Yet? series writer Kenya Barris. Anderson will reportedly play an upper-middle class father "who struggles to raise his children with a sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife, old-school father and his own assimilated, color-blind kids." Race, y'know?

Rapper Eve--also no stranger to sitcoms, having starred in an eponymous series for three season on UPN--is meanwhile developing a different project, one to be loosely based on her own life. Teaming with ABC, she's making a comedy said to focus on interracial relationships--like her own with her fiancé, British entrepreneur and Gumball 3000 motor rally founder Maximillion Cooper. Races, y'know?

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