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Starz Taps LeBron James For New Comedy Series

NBA Star To Serve As Executive Producer On Scripted Show 9/03/2013 4:06 PM Eastern

National Basketball Association All-Star LeBron James will take a shot at developing a TV series with pay TV channel Starz, the network announced Monday.

The NBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player will work with Starz and famed TV producer Tom Werner (The Cosby Show, Rosanne) to create Survivor’s Remorse, a half-hour scripted comedy series about cousins who wrestle with the rewards of fortune and fame after leaving their tough Philadelphia neighborhood, said network officials.

“We are incredibly excited at Starz to work with such a deep bench of talented storytellers to develop Survivor’s Remorse,” said Starz CEO Chris Albrecht in a statement.  “Everyone involved brings something unique to the table – from Tom Werner’s legendary television success to LeBron’s extraordinary life experiences and point of view.  We hope that ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ will bring the humor, pain and complexity of these characters to life in a way that is honest and compelling for audiences worldwide.”

 

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