NBC is working on a show (or two) that will be must see TV for Black audiences.
Who said there weren’t anymore Black shows on network TV? According to The Hollywood Reporter, the peacock is working on a new sitcom titled “Ordinary People.” The show will be headed up by Kenya Barris, who co-developed “America’s Next Top Model.”
Kenya describes the show, based on her own personal experiences, as a cross between “Mad About You” and “The Cosby Show.” “Ordinary People” follows the upwardly mobile, 20-something married couple Kelsey and Kevin Whitmore and their four kids.
Both Kevin and Kelsey are incredible successful professionals. When Kevin is promoted from music reporter to columnist for Rolling Stone, he’s got to work from home, thus switching up the household dynamics.
“Ordinary People” was actually one of two new shows picked up by NBC. The other is a sci-fi drama based in New Orleans called “Nola Rising.” There’s no word on who might star in either project or when we’ll see the shows added to the NBC lineup.
– Sonya Eskridge