Television has been going through something of a rap drama awakening in the last few years between Empire, The Get Down, and VH1’s The Breaks, though comedies have had less luck. Besides Atlanta, which straddles the line between the two and can be pretty damn bleak, most comedies have stalled out before even making it to the airwaves. We just got word that potential sitcoms from Heems and Nicki Minaj have either not been picked or were postponed, but that won’t stop networks from trying to strike gold in the comedy sphere.
The latest is one from Common, who is teaming up as an executive producer with Hamilton and Grease: Life director Thomas Kail and How To Make It In America creator Ian Edelman for a new series called 93 Til Infinity, a single-camera comedy that has received a script commitment at Fox. Deadline reports that the series will be centered on “a prolific (black) rapper from the 90’s, struggling in present day to figure out the next chapter of his life, who reconnects with his (white) best friend from middle school, struggling with family and real responsibilities, equally desperate for a midlife reboot.” We’ll see if this one makes it to air!