Tracy Morgan fans will be beaming with joy for this announcement — it’s been confirmed that the SNL and 30 Rock star is making a return to the small screen. The 47-year-old actor has slowly been working his way back to the world of comedy since the 2014 car accident that left him in a coma. Now, he’ll be lighting up our television sets once again with his off-kilter brand of humor.
It was just revealed that TBS has picked up a yet-to-be-titled show that’s created by Jordan Peele (Key & Peele) and John Carcieri (Vice Principals) with Morgan as the lead. It’s also exciting to know that Peele is involved since he just dropped a trailer for his new project Get Out that caused some internet buzz. What’s the premise of the Morgan and Peele team up? According to a quick synopsis, “A career criminal (Morgan) is released from prison after 15 long years, hoping to reintegrate into a society that long ago left him behind. Now a man whose only expertise is making grilled cheese with an iron must navigate a modern world of political correctness, Internet, and self-driving cars.”
The show was meant to be for FX, but the network passed on the project. Now TBS will move forward with the series, taking a smart, yet careful gamble on the Bronx-born comedian and the Comedy Central alum. No word yet on when the show will air but it’s safe to guess that it should release around mid-to-late 2017. However, if you can’t wait for your Tracy Morgan fix, you can catch him in the film First Fight, which hits theaters on February 17, 2017.