Is it too obvious to say that Rod Man is still standing at NBC?
The Peacock net has ordered a comedy pilot starring the Season 8 champ from its Last Comic Standing franchise — with comic Wanda Sykes and The Game EP Kenny Smith Jr. set to produce, according to our sister site Deadline.
The untitled project will find Man playing a comedian who moves from Georgia to Los Angeles with his wife and daughter to help take care of his mother — a job he’s better equipped for than his seemingly more qualified brother and sister, Deadline reports.
Sykes, who also serves as a Last Comic Standing EP, is best known for her roles on Alpha House, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The New Adventures of Old Christine and her eponymous sitcom. Smith, meanwhile, is also known for his work on Second Time Around, The Jamie Foxx Show and ABC’s upcoming Uncle Buck reboot.
Excited about Man’s pilot? Should NBC be mining its funniest reality property for more sitcom ideas (especially in light of alumna Amy Schumer’s successes)? Check out a video of Man’s work below (contains some NSFW language), then sound off in the comments!