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Monday, January 27, 2020

Show produced by LeBron James gets script commitment from NBC

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A new show that lists LeBron James as one of its executive producers is in the early stages of coming together as a series on NBC.

Nellie Andreeva of Deadline is reporting that NBC has given a script commitment with penalty to “There Goes the Neighborhood,” a comedy being produced in part by LeBron James’ Springhill Entertainment and Doozer, the production company owned by Bill Lawrence that is best known for “Scrubs.”

While you may think LeBron has nothing to do with the show aside from being listed as a producer, the writers have likely consulted him for material. The plot of “There Goes the Neighborhood” surrounds the first white family to move into a predominantly black community in Cleveland. James, of course, lives just outside of Cleveland where he was born and raised in Akron.

Springhill Productions, which has a deal with Warner Bros, has now sold two shows in its first TV development season. The company’s most well-known project, the Starz series “Survivor’s Remorse,” is currently in its third season.

Unfortunately, there have been no new developments to report with the sequel everyone wants to know about that could star LeBron. Perhaps Warner Bros will get to that in the near future.



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