Following back-to-back recurring turns on TNT’s Major Crimes and FX’s Sons of Anarchy and American Horror Story, Malcolm-Jamal Warner is returning to his comedy roots with a co-starring role opposite Rob Riggle, Sarah Chalke, Merrin Dungey and Jane Curtin in Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot 48 Hours ‘Til Monday, written/exec produced by Charlie Grandy.
48Hours, from Universal TV, chronicles husband and father of three Charlie’s (Riggle) desperate struggle not to let every weekend go completely to hell. Warner will play Dr. Craig Ellis, the perfect father whose weekend plans always show up Charlie’s. If Charlie’s plan is to assemble a bed with Elizabeth, Craig’s plan is to restore a 1983 Camaro with his sons and give the proceeds to charity. Craig looks at Charlie a bit like a charity case himself, constantly trying to help him be a better, more knowledgeable father. It drives Charlie nuts.
Warner, repped by Abrams Artists, Warner Management, LINK and Jeffer Mangels, is coming off winning his first Grammy award last month for Best Traditional R&B Performance. He got his start on The Cosby Show and toplined sitcoms Malcolm & Eddie and Reed Between the Lines.