LeBron James Comedy Ordered To Series By Starz, With Debut Set For The Fall
Heat F LeBron James' half-hour comedy "Survivor's Remorse" has been "ordered to series" by Starz, according to Lesley Goldberg of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. James will serve as exec producer on the show along with Red Sox Chair Tom Werner, writer/actor Mike O'Malley, James' manager Maverick Carter and Main Street Advisors Chair & CEO Paul Wachter. O'Malley also "will pen the project." The comedy, which was first announced in September, is "being fast-tracked and will premiere in the fall on Starz." Starz has "ordered six episodes of the series." The story "follows Cam Calloway, a basketball phenom in his early 20s who is suddenly thrust into the limelight after signing a multimillion-dollar contract with a professional basketball team" (HOLLYWOODREPORTER.com, 2/5). VARIETY's Whitney Friedlander wrote the show does something "similar to what 'Entourage' did for Hollywood," including "situations with opportunistic family members." The program also will show the main characters' "strong ties to their impoverished neighborhood" (VARIETY.com, 2/5).
DREAM WEAVER: CBSSPORTS.com's Matt Moore reported CBS is set to premiere "Summer Dreams" on March 15, "a documentary about the NBA Summer League and the life of rookies and fringe players competing in the annual summer exhibition event." The two-hour special, exec produced by Mike Tollin, will feature 76ers G Michael Carter-Williams and Mavericks G Shane Larkin (CBSSPORTS.com, 2/5).