ABC is banking on the eldest of the Wayans clan to bring the funny with a new project.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, director, producer, writer, and actor Keenen Ivory Wayans is heading up a new sitcom pilot for the network.
The series would center on the premise of the "whitest guy in America" marrying into an expansive, multi-generational, but closely knit African American family. Think 'Modern Family' with a fish out of water twist.
Wayans will serve as executive producer and writer on the new project, though he has not been tapped to get in front of the camera just yet. Joining him as executive producers are Peter Chernin ('New Girl') and Katherine Pope ('Ben and Kate').
Hopefully the new series will be a return to form for Wayans, whose 1988 feature 'I'm Gonna Git You Sucka' remains one of the funniest parody films I've ever seen. On the small screen, FOX's 'In Living Color' was one of the more consistently hilariously absurd sketch comedy shows ever.
Of course, he's followed up those two hits with duds like the 'Scary Movie' film series, 'White Chicks' and 'Dance Flick,' so perhaps further disappointment is in store. For whatever reason, Wayans' more recent comedy projects seem to be all gimmick with little humor.
Do you think Wayans will be able to rekindle his comedic fire for this new project?