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John Legend Sells Comedy Series To Fox TV

by on October 13, 2012

John Legend has sold a comedy series to 20th Century Fox TV through his media company Get Lifted. The show is based partly on John Legends life according to Deadline:

It is about a guy in his early 20s who becomes the guardian to his own siblings while having to manage his burgeoning career and social life.

Earlier this year he appeared on the singing competition show Duets after Lionel Richie left the show. His acting credits include appearances in:

  • Ali 70 from Las Vegas (TV movie)
  • Cookies & Cocktails (TV movie)
  • Soul Men as Marcus Hooks
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV series) as himself
  • American Dreams as Stevie Wonder

Sources do not specify whether John Legend will appear in the show himself, but if he does not, this begs the question…why would a studio pay big bucks for what seems like a common place idea? Is Hollywood really lacking this much in creativity, or do they want to associate Legend’s name with their programming to bring in viewers? What are your thoughts?

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