Donald Glover in Talks to Star in New NBC Sitcom Based Loosely on His Life

     September 12, 2012


Could Community‘s Donald Glover save NBC?  Might as well give it a shot.  Though he has committed to a fourth season of Community, the writer, comedian and actor is already looking towards future projects, including a new comedy for the network that seems to have given him the keys to the kingdom.

Glover is in talks about developing a starring vehicle for himself with his former 30 Rock colleague Matt Hubbard.  The two worked together on that show when Glover was in the writer’s room with Hubbard as a co-executive producer. For more on what the series might cover and how far along it is in production, hit the jump.

donald-glover-tv-seriesAs TV Guide reminds us, Glover has been busy lately not only by starring in Community but in headlining his own Comedy Central stand-up special Donald Glover: Weirdo, as well as being a writer and cast member in the film Mystery Team.  And let’s not forget, of course, about his hip-hop alter ego, Childish Gambino.  Does the man sleep?

As for his project for NBC (which has nearly sealed the deal for a put-pilot, which is a strong financial commitment from the network), the sitcom is said to be loosely based on Glover’s life.  The series certainly seems to have merit, since at the moment Glover can really do no wrong (and already has collaborative Emmys under his belt for his writing on 30 Rock).  High hopes for this one.

The new season of Community airs Friday, October 19th at 8:30 on NBC.

  • We Found Love in an Odel Place

    Black Jesus Christ!

  • chrstphr

    James Franco is the white Donald Glover

    • Henry Pym

      God, that is soooo wrong in soooo many levels.

  • Jesus

    I’m wary. Even with really funny comedians, sitcoms that arise out of an attempt to capitalize on their stand-up popularity rarely do well. Seinfeld was the 1 in 100 exception, and even though Louie is enjoyable, it’s hardly a huge ratings draw (and definitely not of the scope NBC would need).

  • whatever

    His stand up isn’t funny – check out his recent special; it just isn’t very good. His rap persona, Childish Gambino, is also awful. He is a charming guy, but he should stick to comedic acting and stay off the mic.

    • Strong Enough

      Nope. He should stay on the mic especially when he is rapping. he is that good at everything

    • Anonymous

      Childish is siiiiiiick!

  • J

    Gambino got skills

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