Wayne Brady is set to topline an autobiographical hybrid comedy.
Brady is collaborating on this project with his ex-wife, Mandie Taketa as well as Will & Grace writer-producers Tracy Poust and Jon Kinnally.
The project will center on a divorced couple who successfully co-parent in a blended multiracial family. The storyline is inspired by Brady’s personal life experience. The ‘Whose Line is It Anyway’ alum who is in a blended family himself, spent the pandemic with his daughter, ex-wife, Taketa, and Taketa’s boyfriend.
While speaking to Access Hollywood, he said It was that experience that inspired the series.
He said that he has been spending a lot of time with his ex-wife, her boyfriend and their daughter while in quarantine. “It’s been natural for us. We didn’t need a quarantine to do this, we’ve been doing it for Maile’s whole life,” Brady said. “Now we have a sitcom that we are working on with our friends who were the showrunners over at Will & Grace, Tracy and Jon. We’re writing a script about our life as a blended family, we call ourselves the ‘core four.’”
CBS is currently developing the untitled project with the aforementioned quartet are writing and executive producing the project.
Brady hosts CBS’ daytime game show Let’s Make a Deal, which will air a primetime special Dec. 22. As an actor, he recently did stints on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful and The Neighborhood, the CW’s Black Lightning and ABC’s Mixed-ish.
This sounds interesting, I love shows the few shows that showcase positive co-parenting.