It looks like basketball has been an untapped goldmine of comedic riches, as the Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul is the latest in a string of NBA players to develop a comedy for television.
EW has confirmed that ABC is developing an untitled, somewhat autobiographical comedy with Paul. The project, written by Warren Lieberstein, revolves around the story of two brothers working at their grandfather’s service station, where they must contend with his old-school values in contrast to those of their more politically correct mother. The show will be inspired by Paul’s experiences growing up with his older brother in North Carolina.
Paul is not alone in using his personal history as the foundation for a TV comedy, however. LeBron James’ comedy Survivor’s Remorse has already been renewed for a second season, and NBA all-star Baron Davis is also developing a comedy project based on his life over at Fox.
Paul will executive produce with his brother, CJ Paul—ensuring both brothers get to tell their side of the story—as well as Lieberstein and CBS TV Studios’ Eric and Kim Tannenbaum. Variety first reported the news.