Fox and Foxx Set for Sketch-Comedy Show

Jamie FoxxWhile reports that he was penning a feature adaptation of Laverne & Shirley were shot down last week, Jamie Foxx is back in the spotlight with an urban-flavored sketch-comedy show at Fox.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has ordered a pilot for an untitled project executive produced by Foxx and fellow In Living Color writers (and MadTV creators) Fax Bahr and Adam Small.

Wild ‘N Out alum Affion Crockett is attached as one of the stars.

THR says the pilot is the result of merging two projects: Foxx was looking to do a sketch-comedy series with an urban twist while Sony TV-based Tantamount (which is producing the show with Fox TV Studios) was working on a sketch-comedy project starring Crockett.

After hearing both pitches, Fox Entertainment president Kevin Reilly proposed marrying the projects.