Comedian Kevin Hart has been a very busy man. On top of the dozens of television and feature film appearances he's made and the impressive array of stand-up specials he has released, Hart has seven projects coming down the chute on IMDB.com which have yet to be released. Good news for Hart fans: there's even more coming from this talented performer. ABC has ordered a pilot for a multi-camera sitcom based on Hart's famous stand-up material.
Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan, both producers on 'Community,' have teamed with Hart to develop a sitcom based on his brand of irreverent comedy. Written by Goldman and Donovan, the project reportedly takes a candid look at the post-divorce life of a couple trying to forge a friendship for the sake of their kids, despite differences. Goldman, Donovan, Hart and Hart's manager Dave Becky will act as Executive Producers on the yet-untitled project.
Here's one unexpected aspect of this story: as it stands, Hart is not attached to star in the pilot. For whatever reason, Hart has claimed a supporting role for himself, electing to play a role on the producing side more so than in front of the camera. This would open up two very high-profile roles, one male and one female, for up-and-coming comedic actors. This is surprising not only because Hart's comedy is the basis for the series, but also because Hart has been courted by several production companies to star in various projects ever since the success of the feature film 'Think Like a Man.' Hart's comedy tours have sold out arenas in the past few years, and his recent stand-up film 'Let Me Explain' grossed a dumptruck full of cash.
Goldman and Donovan have a stellar track record; prior to working on 'Community' the duo spent eight years working on 'Scrubs.' Could this pilot continue that trend?
Check out a sample of Hart's comedy, below (contains coarse language):