Courtesy of Deadline:
Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to a half-hour single-camera comedy starring comedian Trae Crowder, best known for his stage persona the Liberal Redneck. Inspired by Crowder’s life, the untitled project hails from Warner Bros. TV and Rob Thomas’ studio-based Spondoolie Productions.
The comedy will be written by Crowder and John Enbom, who co-created the cult Starz comedy series Party Down with Thomas, Dan Etheridge and Paul Rudd. In the Fox show, worlds collide when Trae, based on Crowder’s Liberal Redneck character, returns to his conservative Tennessee hometown to start a job at an energy research facility with his California-born wife in tow.
Before you all freak out that this is on Fox, remember that Fox Broadcasting has very little in common with Fox News, and that they are the home of Glee and The Simpsons.
Having said that I am not sure how the show will do because not all sitcoms based around a comedian's stage act workout as well as Seinfeld.
For instance, I find "The King of Queens" and "Everybody Hates Chris" completely unwatchable, and though I loved John Mulaney on stage when they canceled his short-lived TV career it seemed like a mercy killing.
Personally was hoping that Crowder would find a spot on Comedy Central as I thought that station could use a little of his redneck sensibilities.
In fact, he could have been a great addition to the Daily Show as one of their correspondents.
Well, I will withhold judgment until I see the show.
I certainly think that Crowder has the talent, so all he needs is the proper vehicle.