After an early goodbye from Comedy Central, Variety reports the comedian has inked to TV development deal with the network on Monday (Nov. 28). The deal gives Wilmore the wheel to steer his projects and help the network find upcoming talent. Best known for creating The Bernie Mac Show and the writing for the classics The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air and The Jamie Foxx Show, Wilmore has continued to have an eye for talent by co-creating Insecure with Issa Rae and executively producing the Emmy-nominated sitcom, black-ish.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Larry Wilmore back to ABC Studios,” ABC Studios President Patrick Moran said. “We worked closely with Larry while we were developing ‘Black-ish’ and are looking forward to what’s coming next from this incredibly talented writer/producer.”
Wilmore had a laughable statement of his own. “I’m excited beyond words to be back at ABC and look forward to this creative partnership,” Wilmore said.”Disney took a chance on me as a young writer years ago, and so I’m thrilled to return to the Mouse House. I hope my room still looks the same.”
We’re more than ready to see black man magic flourish at the network.