Tracy Morgan's TV return date is set
Tracy Morgan’s return to the small screen finally has a premiere date.
Morgan stars in and co-executive produced a comedy for TBS with Jordan Peele called The Last O.G. Premiering April 3, the sitcom is about an ex-con named Tray (Morgan) who shocked to learn just how much the world has changed after spending 15 years behind bars. He returns to his Brooklyn neighborhood where his former girlfriend Shay (Tiffany Haddish) has married a successful white man (Ryan Gaul) while raising twins that Tray didn’t know they had.
The comedy also stars Cedric the Entertainer as the head of the halfway house and Allen Maldonado as Tray’s cousin Bobby. The sitcom will feature many guest stars like Chrissy Metz and Malik Yoba.
Morgan’s last series regular role was on 30 Rock. In 2014, he was a passenger in a minibus involved in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed comedian James McNair. Morgan sustained major injuries and spent a great deal of time in rehabilitation. His first public appearance occurred more than a year later on Today, when he talked about his recurring headaches and having no memory of the crash. He made an emotional return to Saturday Night Live when he hosted in October 2015.
The Last O.G. originally was expected to debut in October 2017, but was delayed due to showrunner changes.
Beginning with the April 3 premiere, episodes of The Last O.G. will air Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. on TBS.