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January 16, 2016

Tracy Morgan eyes TV return with FX pilot with co-star Jordan Peele

Tracy Morgan is heading back to TV with the new FX pilot. Morgan will star in the comedy written by Peele and John Carcieri.

Morgan plays a career criminal is released from prison after 15 long years, hoping to reintegrate into a society that long ago left him behind. Now a man whose only expertise is making grilled cheese with an iron must navigate a modern world of political correctness, internet, and self-driving cars.

Morgan (30 Rock, Cop Out), Peele (Key and Peele, MADtv, Wanderlusts), Carcieri (Eastbound & Down, Vice Principals) will serve as Executive Producers of the untitled pilot along with Eric Tannenbaum (Two and a Half Men, The Odd Couple) and Joel Zadak (Key and Peele, Dark Minions). The half-hour pilot episode will be produced by FX Productions and is tentatively set to begin production this summer.

Additionally, Morgan has been selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the 2016 class. Morgan currently resides in New Jersey with his wife and their daughter.

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