Kevin Hart Semi-Autobiographical Comedy Pilot Gets ABC Order

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Kevin Hart on Comedy Central Kevin Hart Semi Autobiographical Comedy Pilot Gets ABC Order
Comedian Kevin Hart is a rising star, with his energetic, motor-mouth persona proving a draw in the stand-up realm with his popular specials Laugh At My Pain and Let Me Explain. He co-starred this year in the buddy comedy Ride Along with Ice Cube, the comedy sequel Think Like A Man Too (featuring an ensemble that includes Hart) is coming up, and he’ll be working with basketball star LeBron James on the big-screen B-ball comedy Ballers.

It was only a matter of time before the mainstream networks started sniffing around, so it’s not much of a surprise that Hart has made a television deal, but not necessarily as the star of the show.

Deadline reports that Hart will produce a multi-camera comedy (read: sitcom) for ABC, loosely based on his life and stand-up act. The series has a “cast-contingent” pilot order from the network, and will be written by Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan, two former executive producers for Community.

As for the premise, the untitled comedy:

…takes a candid look at the post-divorce life of a couple trying to forge a friendship for the sake of their kids, despite differences.

Kevin Hart Ice Cube in Ride Along Kevin Hart Semi Autobiographical Comedy Pilot Gets ABC Order

Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in ‘Ride Along’

Hart will reportedly take a recurring role in the series if ABC puts in a series order, but he apparently will not be the show’s lead. The comedian has been associated with a number of stars, appearing as himself in Seth Rogen’s apocalyptic meta-comedy This Is The End, co-starring in Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink’s remake of About Last Night, and has a role in Nick Cannon’s feature directorial debut School Dance. There is no word on who the series will center on, be it an established name or a newcomer.

Recurring bits of Hart’s stand-up routine have to do with his real-life insecurities and hang-ups, as well as his upbringing – raised by a single mother, he also had to contend with his jailbird, cocaine-addict father. Hart plays up the funny during these stories about his tough childhood, so they would work well on a comedy series… on almost any other network. Disney-owned ABC has a long history of sanding down the rough edges of much of its series, so expect Hart’s show to be more family-friendly than much of his stand-up.


Kevin Hart’s untitled ABC comedy series is in development. Expect casting updates soon.

Source: Deadline

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  1. I love Kevin Hart roll in Real Husbands nice comedy parody and in 2014 Kevin performance in Ride Along with Ice Cube is awesome. Ice cube famous for action and in other side Kevin popular for his comedic roll, excellent must watch film.

  2. Anthony’s at Screenrant love Kevin Hart.

  3. if he isn’t the lead then meh…i will give it a chance