Bill Bellamy (Last Comic Standing) is set as the male lead opposite Becki Newton inFox’s untitled Chris Case comedy pilot from 20th Century Fox Television.
Written by Case and directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the untitled interracial family comedy (fka My White Wife And Kids) follows Jay “Havoc” Hammond (Bellamy), an African-American ex-NFL lineman who recently moved in with his white wife, Christy (Newton), and her two oddball sons, as he struggles to win the most challenging game of his life: fatherhood. Jay tries to respect Christy’s wish that he let her be the disciplinarian, but when he feels like she’s allowing the kids to get away with too much, he steps in with comic results — but manages to get through to the kids, too.
Known for his stand-up and coining the phrase “booty call” on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Bellamy recently starred in syndicated sitcom Mr. Box Office. Additionally, Bellamy recurred on Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns for TBS and guest-starred onCastle White Collar and Royal Pains. Bellamy can next be seen in a starring role inKindergarten Cop 2 and The Bounce Back. He’s repped by Innovative Artists, manager Barry Katz and attorney Jonathan Shikora.