The Hollywood Reporter also has some pilot news: ABC has ordered one for a sitcom starring Cedric the Entertainer.
The comedian will play a man who has always been the proud breadwinner for his family and has difficulty adjusting when his wife’s hobby turns into a multimillion-dollar enterprise.
The deal marks a return to ABC’s roots in domestic comedies. Shows such as “Roseanne,” “Home Improvement,” “My Wife and Kids” and “According to Jim” worked well for the network over the years.
ABC has opted for an edgier fare in the past two years. Out of its 16 comedy pilots this past development season, none was a family show.
On the small screen, Cedric most recently starred in Fox’s sketch comedy series “Cedric the Entertainer Presents.” On the big screen, he currently co-stars in the critically praised “Talk to Me.”
‘Idol’s‘ first baby
It seems aspiring singers will do anything to get on “American Idol” — even ignore the fact they’re about to give birth.
Fox reports that for the first time in the show’s history, an auditioner went into labor while waiting with 13,500 other hopefuls.
A week ago, nine-months-pregnant Antoria Gillon arrived at Texas Stadium with aspirations of becoming the next American Idol. But as the time of her audition approached, she realized she was in labor.
Determined not to miss her shot at fame, she sang her best while in the midst of contractions. After completing the audition and learning she was invited back for the next round, the singer was taken to a local hospital, where she gave birth to a healthy son. Jamil Labarron Idol McCowan arrived early Tuesday morning, weighing 6 pounds, 7ounces.
Compiled by Kelly Jane Torrance from staff and wire reports.