John Legend Is In The Television Business

The crooner will produce an NBC show.

Posted: 09/21/2011 08:55 PM EDT
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John Legend may specialize in moody love songs, but now he’s dipping a big toe in the comedy pool. According to Deadline, he and partner Mike Jackson just signed a deal to executive produce a show for NBC. Titled Mixed Blessings, the show is inspired by Jackson’s childhood. It will follow the journey of a successful black hip-hop artist who discovers that he has a teenage son and tried to connect with the kid and his white adoptive parents. Culture shock hi-jinks are sure to ensue.

The single-camera comedy will be written by Rob Pearlstein, who wrote episodes of Medium.

(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez)

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