NBC has inked a deal with Bruno Mars to produce a scripted musical comedy. The team involved with the show also includes “Empire” executive producer Brian Grazer and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” writer Prentice Penny.
“The comedy follows a loud, boisterous, and quarrelsome family from the Bronx and what happens when they take in their wide-eyed, hopelessly optimistic 10 year old nephew.” according to Prentice Penny. The name of the show is yet to be determined.
The news comes after NBC’s rival ABC Family announced that the network is working on a show with Nicki Minaj.
Mars’ TV production deal may be another stepping stone for his new venture into film/movies.