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Tracy Morgan, Jordan Peele Comedy Gets a 10-Episode Order at TBS

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Tracy Morgan is coming back to television!! Even better he is coming back with Jordan Peele! Morgan, of “30 Rock” and SNL fame, is heading to TBS for a new series where is he is partnering with  creators and executive producers Jordan Peele and John Carcieri (Eastbound & Down) for a still untitled comedy series.

The still untitled comedy series follows an ex-con trying to fit back into society after 15 years in prison. TBS has officially given the series a 10 episode order. Not much is known about the project yet. The few details we have is that TBS says Morgan will play a newly released prisoner named Tracy who “is shocked to see just how much the world has changed in his absence. Returning to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, Tracy discovers that his former girlfriend has married an affable, successful white man, who is helping raise his twin sons he never knew existed. Wanting nothing more than to connect with his kids, but having neither the money to support them nor himself, Tracy falls back on the skills he learned in prison to make ends meet while treading on unfamiliar territory.”

The series was originally trying to find a home on FX who ordered a pilot script for the Morgan-Peele show back in January, but according to a report from Vulture, the network opted against ordering a series after reading the finished project. TBS then stepped in.

In a press release announcing the pickup, Brad Weitz, head of programming at TBS, called Morgan and Peele “two of today’s most sought-after and authentically funny comedians” and said their new show “captures all the hilarity you would expect” from the duo.

Morgan had been working for several years to get a project on FX before his June 2014 auto accident. This series with TBS marks his return to television since the devastating accident.

TBS hasn’t announced a production schedule or anticipated premiere date but sometime in 2017 is expected.

Tracy Morgan’s Show “Will Be Waiting for Him” FX Says

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After the awful car accident that left Tracy Morgan in critical care at a New Jersey hospital, the future of his career and new show at FX was in limbo. However, FX and FXX have come out to say they are committed to the show and Morgan through this difficult time.

Back in April, FXX ordered 10 episodes of an untitled half-hour comedy series starring Morgan. It was created Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton and Luvh Rakhe and scheduled to begin production in August for a January debut on FXX.

“The only thing we are concerned with is the health and recovery of Tracy Morgan and the victims of this tragic accident,” FX Networks and FX Productions said in a statement Tuesday. “We will support Tracy and his family in every way possible throughout his recovery. At the point when Tracy has recovered and decides that he is ready to go back to work, his show will be waiting for him. Right now our thoughts and prayers remain with Tracy, the other victims of the accident, and their families.”

Morgan suffered a broken leg, a broken femur, a broken nose, and several other broken bones. He is currently hospitalized and is expected to remain for several weeks. Morgan’s longtime friend and writer James “Jimmy Mack” McNair was killed in the crash.

There is no word on how Morgan’s hospitalization will affect the production schedule or the targeted premiere date.