Fox Buys Chris Case Family Comedy

In a competitive situation, Fox has bought a single-camera comedy project from Sin City Saints co-creator Chris Case. Written by Case, the untitled project (aka My White Wife And Kids aka Black Daddy), centers on an African-American ex-NFL player with an old-school take on parenthood who quickly marries his white Bohemian psychologist girlfriend and is forced to adjust to domestic life with her and her entitled, difficult children. The project is based on Case’s experience as a teenager growing up with a black stepdad, an ex-football player, who married his white mom.

Case will executive produce the comedy, which has been laid off at 20th Century Fox Television, with Evan Silverberg and Daniel Rappaport of Entertainment 360 as well as Chris Spencer (Real Husbands of Hollywood).

In addition to co-creating and executive producing the basketball-themed Sin City Saints for Yahoo, Case served as an executive producer on FX’s Legit and wrote the Tracy Morgan pilot for FXX. He also is developing a new cable series with Jim Jeffries. Case is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Jared Levine.

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