Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Will LeBron James shoot new sitcom in Philly?

Miami Heat superstar LeBron James is teaming up with Starz for a new sitcom set in North Philadelphia. One is an NBA star, while the other is not. Think of it like an "Entourage" for the NBA.

Will LeBron James shoot new sitcom in Philly?

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FILE - In this July 17, 2013 file photo, LeBron James accepts the award for best male athlete at the ESPY Awards at Nokia Theater, in Los Angeles. James is joining forces with Starz and the man behind classic shows like ìThe Cosby Showî to create a sitcom that will touch on something he knows a lot about _ ìSurvivorís Remorse.î (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this July 17, 2013 file photo, LeBron James accepts the award for best male athlete at the ESPY Awards at Nokia Theater, in Los Angeles. James is joining forces with Starz and the man behind classic shows like ìThe Cosby Showî to create a sitcom that will touch on something he knows a lot about _ ìSurvivorís Remorse.î (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File) John Shearer/Invision/AP

Miami Heat superstar LeBron James is teaming up with Starz for a new sitcom set in North Philadelphia. One is an NBA star, while the other is not. Think of it like an "Entourage" for the NBA.

Joining James behind the scenes are Maverick Carter, James' friend and business partner; legendary TV producer Tom Werner ("Roseanne," "The Cosby Show") and actor Mike O'Malley, who will serve as executive producer and writer. Paul Wachter will also join them.

So why Philly? "More people can relate to it," Carter said, who added the show is not autobiographical.

Sharon Pinkenson, the executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, said she has reached out to Werner about possibly shooting in Philadelphia but hasn't heard back yet.

Inquirer Staff Writer
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