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?