EXCLUSIVE: Cuba Gooding Jr has closed a deal with 20th Century Fox TV to develop a single-camera half-hour comedy set in an old-school boxing gym. Gooding will co-create and executive produce the project with Jason Winer‘s Small Dog Picture Company. The Oscar-winning actor is not attached to star at this point, we’re told, and there’s no writer yet. Gooding and Small Dog are meeting with potential showrunners before taking the project — which is not being called a sitcom — out to networks.

Based on Gooding’s love of boxing, the series is set in a gym in a newly gentrified neighborhood where hard-core boxers, weekend warriors and soccer moms gather to practice.

Gooding is repped by ICM Partners and Bloom, Hergott, Diemer, Rosenthal & La Violette. Winer is also repped by ICM Partners as well as Mosaic and Morris Yorn.

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I didn't post the above comment. And I didn't mean to hurt anyone's feelings. I've met Jason...
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Ugh. May have commented to quickly. Actually just imdb'd Winer and the guy seems to be the...
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Zach- you are a putz and have no real impact on the business.