NBC Nabs Comedy From Larry Wilmore & London Hughes As Put Pilot

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NBC has handed a put pilot commitment to a single-camera comedy starring British writer-comedian and TV presenter London Hughes. The project hails from Hughes; Insecure co-creator Larry Wilmore; and Universal Television, where Wilmore is under an overall deal.

Penned by Hughes and Wilmore, the untitled comedy, clearly influenced by Hughes’ experience as an English woman in America, centers on London Jones (Hughes), who after getting dumped by her boyfriend in England comes to America to find success, herself and maybe even love.

Wilmore is executive producing via his Wilmore Films alongside Hughes. Wilmore Films’ Candace Rodney is a producer. Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios, is the studio.

“I’m beyond thrilled to be working with such an exciting fresh voice as London Hughes in her dream come true,” Wilmore said. “Rarely does a star burst on the scene as instantly bright as she has, and partnering with
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