CBS Looks to Diversify Primetime Lineup with New Cedric the Entertainer Comedy, 'Tony Take the Wheel'
Photo Credit: Cedric the Entertainer | "Live from the Ville" / Netflix
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CBS Looks to Diversify Primetime Lineup with New Cedric the Entertainer Comedy, 'Tony Take the Wheel'

Cedric the Entertainer | "Live from the Ville" / Netflix
Cedric the Entertainer | “Live from the Ville” / Netflix

CBS – maybe the least diverse of the Big 4 networks (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC) when it comes to original primetime content, is placing its bets on Cedric the Entertainer for a new comedy.

Created by both Cedric and Spike Feresten (“Talkshow With Spike Feresten,” “Seinfeld,” “Late Night With David Letterman”), the potential series is titled “Tony Take the Wheel,” and will star Cedric in a story about the relationship between two very different brothers whose family dynamic is challenged when one brother hires his teenage nephew to work in his custom car shop.

No other details are available at this time.





“Tony Take the Wheel” will mark Cedric’s return to scripted TV after his TV Land comedy series, “The Soul Man” was canceled last year, following a five-season run. Of course, the project, which is in development, still has to be ordered to series by CBS.

Feresten will pen the script and executive produce for CBS Television Studios, alongside Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum via their Tannenbaum Company. Eric Rhone also will executive produce.

Cedric, who we last saw on the big screen in this summer’s “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” will next appear in the comedy feature “Why Him?” alongside James Franco and Bryan Cranston, which will be in theaters on December 23.

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