30 Rock’s Tracy Morgan Gets New Show on FX (UPDATE)
UPDATE (4/5/14): Tracy Morgan's show is a go! The only thing is, it's not the show that the 30 Rock star had previously been expected to star in.
Deadline reports that FXX has given a straight-to-series order to a new show starring Tracy, meaning the network didn't even need to see a pilot. The series is reportedly different from the previously announced FX show Death Pact, which means Death Pact is unlikely to go forward.
The premise for Tracy's new series has not yet been announced, but it is from the creators of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. And with all that talent behind the show, we definitely want to go to there.
Original story (5/30/13): Tracy Morgan is returning to TV — this time on cable. So ... look out!
NBC's 30 Rock is no more, but Deadline reports Tracy is getting his own single-camera comedy show, called Death Pact. FX ordered a pilot, which will film this summer in either New York and New Jersey. The show will star Tracy as "a formerly lazy, pot-dealing assistant high school coach who returns to his hometown as a decorated war hero. He runs across three down-on-their-luck friends and former students and sucks them into his new radical self-help philosophy, which involves harsh consequences for failure."
FX’s EVP Original Programming Nick Grad told Deadline, "We look forward to casting the other three co-stars and getting started with production. This is going to be fun.”
Let's hope so! Maybe consider a role for Kenneth/Jack McBrayer?