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Wanda Sykes Sets Up Comedy Series at NBC Starring ‘Last Comic Standing’ Winner Rod Man

Wanda Sykes Sets Up Comedy Series at NBC Starring 'Last Comic Standing' Winner Rod Man

A year ago, via her Push It Productions, Wanda Sykes and company partner Page Hurwitz, signed a first-look deal with NBC/Universal TV to develop and produce unscripted projects.

Here’s one project that has been ordered under that agreement…

Sykes, who is also exec producer of “Last Comic Standing” has teamed up with Kenny Smith (exec producer of “The Game”) for a half-hour comedy series that will star Rod Man – the winner of season 8 of “Last Comic Standing.”

The currently untitled project, which appears to be loosely based on Rod Man’s real life, will see the comedian/actor playing a comedian who moves from Georgia to Los Angeles with his wife and daughter to help take care of his mother — a job he’s better equipped for than his seemingly more qualified brother and sister.

No ETA announced, but it could very well be another summer series as NBC’s current offering, Mr Robinson, which stars Craig Robinson, isn’t fairing well at all in terms of ratings.

Here’s Rod Man in action on “Last Comic Standing”:

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