Tracy Jordan no more, Tracy Morgan is looking to bring a new kooky character to TV.
FX on Thursday gave the green light to a comedy pilot starring the 30 Rock alum, titled Death Pact.
From Rob Long (Sullivan & Son) and Tad Safran (The Long Weekend), the project centers on Morgan’s lazy high school coach-turned-war hero who sucks three of his former students into his nutty new self-help philosophy.
Production on the half-hour, single-cam comedy will begin this summer.
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• FX’s Anger Management is making a brief move to mothership Fox to help combat a decline in ratings. Beginning June 3, four episodes of the Charlie Sheen-starring sitcom (including a pair of fresh ones) will air on the network in place of The Mindy Project repeats.
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• Ugly Americans has officially been cancelled. The producers of the animated Comedy Central series announced the news on Facebook, noting that they’re still “exploring… options, even ones that don’t include traditional TV episodes.”
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• Big Brother‘s companion series Big Brother: After Dark is moving to TVGN (fka TV Guide Network), where it will be trimmed down to two-hour curated feeds, starting at midnight. Season 8 of BBAD premieres June 26.
• The latest look at CBS’ summer series Under the Dome (bowing June 24) is sure to tug at those heartstrings. Take a peek below, then hit the comments with your sobby judgements.
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