NBC Ensemble Comedy Lands Carl Tart, Echo Kellum, and Justin Cunningham NBC Ensemble Comedy Lands Carl Tart, Echo Kellum, and Justin Cunningham
The untitled comedy pilot at NBC focusing on a group of Black friends has landed Carl Tart, Echo Kellum, and Justin Cunningham. NBC Ensemble Comedy Lands Carl Tart, Echo Kellum, and Justin Cunningham

Deadline is reporting that the untitled friends-and-wine comedy pilot at NBC has landed Carl Tart (Superstore), Arrow‘s Echo Kellum, and When They See Us alum Justin Cunningham.

From Phil Jackson (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), with Nine-Nine creator Dan Goor executive producing, the series is said to revolve around a group of Black friends, their dating lives, and wine.

Tart will play Sherm Jones, a perpetually single commitment-phobe. Kellum will portray hopeless romantic Noah Koles. Cunningham will be seen as Wyatt Fields, a man happily married for the past eight years.

The series is one of six comedy pilots currently in contention at NBC, joining multi-cam Jefferies, created by Legit‘s Jim Jefferies and co-starring Betsy Brandt and Anthony LaPaglia; auto industry workplace comedy American Auto; Crazy For You, about an awkward woman having to get back into the dating world following years in a committed relationship; Someone Out There, a romantic comedy about two set-in-their-ways adults challenged to better themselves; and multi-cam ensemble Night School.

The network also has three series orders in Young Rock, a Dwayne Johnson origin story; 2019-20 holdover The Kenan Show; and an untitled comedy from Tina Fey that stars Ted Danson as a businessman who unexpectedly becomes mayor of Los Angeles.

In addition to his role on the NBC comedy, Tart’s television credits include Rob Riggle’s Ski Master Academy, Lethal Weapon, and Arrested Development, while Kellum has appeared on the likes of Liza on Demand, You’re the Worst, and Sean Saves the World and Cunningham on Succession and Blue Bloods.

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