Bill Bellamy Cast Fox Comedy Pilot Interracial

Bill Bellamy to Star in Fox's Interracial Family Comedy Pilot

No longer in the FastlaneBill Bellamy is trying his hand at being a family man: The comedic actor has landed the lead role in Fox’s untitled Chris Case comedy pilot, TVLine has learned.

Bellamy will play Jay “Havoc” Hammond, a retired professional football player who’s starting his career as a sports announcer. The potential series follows Jay as he moves in with his white wife (played by Ugly Betty‘s Becki Newton) and his two new stepsons Colin and Harry and tries to adapt to fatherhood.

Per the official character description, Jay’s attempts to discipline the boys sometimes has comedic results. However, Colin and Harry often wind up heeding what he says.

In addition to Fastlane, Bellamy’s TV credits include CastleHot in ClevelandRoyal Pains and White Collar; for a while, he also hosted Last Comic StandingThe project is written by Chris Case (Reba), who will executive-produce with Chris Spencer, Evan Silverberg, Daniel Rappaport and Malcolm D. Lee. Lee also will direct the pilot.

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9 Comments
  1. Perry Van Esterman says:

    Stepsons?!

  2. Stacy says:

    I think Bill Bellamy and Becki Newton might work great together. Fingers crossed for the script!

  3. Red says:

    Thanks for the warning. Pass.

  4. Boone Luleyo says:

    Bellamy and Newton together + Malcom D Lee directing ? Why not.

  5. Delirious says:

    So, if the headline specifies “Fox’s Interracial Family Comedy Pilot”, and then mentions the black lead lives with his white wife/stepsons, we’re to assume the whole show is going to be about how he’s black and they aren’t, and 90% of the jokes will be based on the differences in clichés, right? Hooray for normality in the 21st Century.