Phoebe Robinson and Dewayne Perkins’ barber/beauty shop sitcom Chopped & Screwed is in development at ABC. Perkins will also star in the multi-camera sitcom comedy.
The series is set in a Black barbershop and beauty salon that, due to unavoidable circumstances, must come together as one entity to continue servicing the superficial and therapeutic needs of their customers and community.
Robinson and Perkins will write and exec produce. ABC Signature, where Robinson has an overall deal, is producing in association with Robinson’s Tiny Reparations and LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Company.
Chopped & Screwed is Robinson’s latest project for a Disney-owned network; she recently scored a series order at Freeform for Everything’s Trash, an adaptation of her memoir. She co-created and co-starred in podcast-turned HBO series 2 Dope Queens and has starred in films such as Ibiza and What Men Want. Her production company Tiny Reparations also produced Doing the Most with Phoebe Robinson for Comedy Central and her debut comedy special Sorry, Harriet Tubman launched on HBO Max last month.
Perkins’ writing credits include Netflix’s The Break with Michelle Wolf, Peacock’s The Amber Ruffin Show. He also co-produced Brooklyn Nine-Nine and his acting credits include Peacock’s Saved By The Bell, Netflix’s The Upshaws, and MTV’s Wild N’ Out.