Larry Wilmore Heading To NBC For Series Regular Role On New Comedy ‘Joe, Joe And Jane’

Larry Wilmore Heading To NBC For Series Regular Role On New Comedy 'Joe, Joe And Jane'

Funnyman Larry Wilmore (known most as The Daily Show's "Senior Black Correspondent") is taking the success he found at Showtime with his hour-long Race, Religion & Sex series last fall, during election season, to NBC.

Wilmore has joined the cast of a the network's new comedy series from New Girl producers Joe Port and Joe Wiseman, titled Joe, Joe and Jane.

Wilmore's will be a regular series role.

THR calls it a semi-autobiographical comedy that centers on…

… Joe Waxman, a conflict-avoidant children's book author caught in an ongoing tug of war between two needy, flawed people: his wife Jane (Army Wives' Sally Pressman) and his co-author/best friend Joe Dougan.

Wilmore will play a character named Walter, Jane's overly nurturing, recently-divorced therapist, step-father. They're described as having an over-share-type relationship. Walter also often serves as Joe Dougan's wingman.

Sounds… complicated.

No word on whether Wilmore will be back to Showtime for more Race, Religion & Sex. There was the possibility that it would eventually become a regular series for the network.

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