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Jamie Foxx eyes return to TV with new comedy

Jamie Foxx is hoping to make a return to TV after bosses at Showtime ordered a pilot for his new sitcom.

The Oscar winner is an executive producer on White Famous, a half-hour comedy based on an original idea from Foxx. The story centers on a young black comedian as he struggles with his rise to stardom.


"I came up from stand-up comedy, so to be able to share that aspect of my life on screen with a project like White Famous is incredibly exciting," Foxx said in a statement.


If picked up to series, Foxx will have a recurring role on the show. The actor, who began his career as a stand-up comedian, hasn't been a regular on the small screen since his hit The Jamie Foxx Show ended its five season run in 2001. He was also a regular on cult 1990s sketch comedy show In Living Color.