Tracy Morgan and Jordan Peele signed for an untitled FX comedy pilot.

Tracy Morgan and Jordan Peele Are Making an FX Comedy Together

Tracy Morgan and Jordan Peele Are Making an FX Comedy Together

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Jan. 16 2016 4:27 PM

Tracy Morgan and Jordan Peele Are Making an FX Comedy Together

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Tracy Morgan speaks onstage at Spike TV's 'Don Rickles: One Night Only' on May 6, 2014 in New York City.

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Tracy Morgan, who’s been baby-stepping his way back into the comedy scene since a devastating car accident in 2014, is finally making a sustained return to TV: FX announced Saturday that the comic will develop and star in a new comedy pilot for the channel. The show is still untitled, but it will be co-written by Jordan Peele (Key & Peele) and John Carcieri (Eastbound & Down).

Morgan will play a “career criminal” whose release from prison results in a slow, awkward acclimation to a brave new world of “political correctness, internet, and self-driving cars.” It’s not the most novel premise, but it’s easy to imagine Morgan’s ace timing and bold, almost theatrical physicality mining fresh humor from old tropes. 

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