John Legend Is In The Television Business

John Legend Is In The Television Business

The crooner will produce an NBC show.

Published September 21, 2011

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)

Written by Kenrya Rankin


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