Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish's comedy series 'The Last O.G.' delayed until 2018 after showrunner exits
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Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish's comedy series 'The Last O.G.' delayed until 2018 after showrunner exits

Looks like Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish’s upcoming comedy series on TNT, The Last O.G. won’t be coming out October 24.

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According to Variety, its showrunner, John Carcieri, has exited the series, and now it has been delayed until 2018. A new showrunner has not be named. Carcieri was also the co-creator.

This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that the show as delayed, as it was set to premiere this month but no teaser, trailer, poster or anything of the sorts had been released.

The series is the result of Morgan binge-watching Key & Peele when he was recovering from his near-fatal car crash in 2014. He approached Peele to develop a series with him. The project began at FX and then moved to TBS.

Starring Morgan, alongside Tiffany Haddish, Cedric the Entertainer, Dante Hoagland (Young Michael Bivins in The New Edition Story), Allen Maldonado (black-ish, Survivor RemorseThe Last O.G. is Morgan’s return to television. Haddish, who also starred in the recently-canceled, yet critically acclaimed The Carmichael Show, is having a moment, coming off of what is her breakout performance in Girls Trip.

The Last O.G. revolves around Tray (Morgan), an ex-con who is shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released from prison for good behavior after a 15-year stint. Returning to his newly-gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, he discovers that his former girlfriend, Shay (Haddish), has married an affable, successful white man (Ryan Gaul) who is helping raise the twins (Taylor Mosby & Hoagland) Tray never knew existed. Wanting nothing more than to connect with his kids, but having neither the money to support them nor himself, Tray falls back on the skills he learned in prison to make ends meet while treading unfamiliar territory.

Cedric the Entertainer stars as the head of the halfway house where Tray is staying, and Allen Maldonado as Tray’s cousin Bobby, who helps him adjust to life on the outside. Guest stars will include Edi Patterson, Chrissy Metz (This is Us), Malik Yoba, Heather Simms and more.  Executive-producers are Morgan, Peele, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum and Joel Zadak of Principato Young.

 

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