Announced this morning… Funnyman Larry Wilmore (known most as The Daily Show’s “Senior Black Correspondent“) has a few new TV projects on the horizon…
First… Wilmore has signed on to co-star opposite Mike Vogel in a new Fox comedy pilot titled Living Loaded. Said to be based on a book of the same name by Dan Dunn, Living Loaded centers on Dan (Vogel), “the loose partying blogger of the popular Living Loaded blog who is forced to change his career plans when he becomes an NPR radio host.“
Wilmore will play a character named Leonard, “a thoughtful and reserved Black intellectual whose dream of hosting his own NPR show is crushed when Dan is brought in as his co-host.“
Perfect for Wilmore, given what I’ve seen of his act :)
Anna Maria Horsford is also part of the cast, playing a “painfully shy NPR executive.”
Donald Sutherland also co-stars, although no word on what his role will be.
Second… Wilmore reportedly penned a comedy script for CBS as a potential starring vehicle for Martin Lawrence (likely one of the 2 CBS projects Lawrence has been mulling over); although no movement on that yet.
And finally, Wilmore is said to be prepping a comedy special for the Showtime cable TV network,
Clearly the man’s busy…