Will Smith, Big Boi Team For New TV Show “Uncle Rudy”

Outkast group member Big Boi has teamed with Hollywood superstar actor/rapper Will Smith to develop a new television comedy series.

 

The television show, titled “Uncle Rudy,” is a half-hour comedy series that is one of a slew of projects Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment is developing to be pitched to a number of networks.

 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment is also developing “Hitch,” a half-hour comedy/drama adapted from the hit 2005 romantic comedy of the same name. Smith will executive produce “Hitch” but will not star in the series.

 

The company will also premiere “The Cipha” on BET in 2008. The animated series focuses on a group rappers with superpowers.

 

A show tentatively titled “Courage Crew” about a group of punk rockers is also being developed, based off of an idea by Smith’s wife Jada-Pinkett.

 

Other shows Overbrook has produced for major networks include “Raw Materials” for ABC, “Almost” for A&E and “Gimmee Twenty,” an investment special on ABC News.

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