LeBron James is used to cutting to the basket, and now he’ll have a say in what ends up on the cutting room floor in his new show.
Starz network ordered six episodes of his sitcom, Survivor’s Remorse, based loosely on his life and set in the world of professional basketball.
Multiple media outlets are reporting that James, who will serve as an executive producer, will team with Red Sox owner Tom Werner, who was an executive producer behind The Cosby Show and Roseanne.
“The story follows Cam Calloway, a basketball phenom in his early twenties who is thrust into prominence after signing a multi-million-dollar contract with a pro team in Atlanta,” according to the Associated Press. The series will shoot in Atlanta.
Starz hasn’t announced a cast.