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ABC Developing Cop Comedy Series To Be Written By & Starring Hannibal Buress

ABC Developing Cop Comedy Series To Be Written By & Starring Hannibal Buress

ABC is getting into the Hannibal Buress business.

The stand-up comedian and television writer has been tapped by the ABC network to develop a cop/comedy series that he, Hannibal Buress, would star in.

The yet-to-be-titled program, which will be co-written by Buress and Rob Sheridan, is said to be inspired by Buress’ stand-up, and will see him starring as a cop in a small town. 

The script commitment is 1 of 3 cop comedy shows currently in development at ABC – the other two being an ensemble cop comedy and a paranormal cop comedy show – so there’s a good chance that all 3 will not make it.

Buress (one of Variety magazine’s “Ten Comics to Watch in 2010) has been featured in The Awkward Comedy Show special on Comedy Central, and on the FX sitcom Louie. You can currently catch him on The Eric André Show on Adult Swim.

He’s also written for hit TV shows like 30 Rock, and has also appeared on the series.

Burress hosts a free weekly stand-up comedy show at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NYC on Sunday evenings.

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I guess that ABC is truly planning to revive "TGIF". As for the other two show, the phrase "paranormal cop comedy show" frightens me.


I can't say that I'm a fan, but his humor strikes me as too edgy for ABC. It will be interesting to see how this plays out, because other than Modern Family, the network's other comedies aren't doing so well in the ratings. I'm also wondering what happened to the Damon Wayans project.


He's hysterical! Best of luck to him!


Hannibal Buress is one of those comics that everyone keeps saying is "ready to blow up". He's always the guy other comedians say is on the verge of stardom. I admittedly haven't seen much of his work, but I hope this show gets picked up and he becomes big time.

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