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John Legend Lands A New Television Project For Showtime!

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John LegendAccording to our sources, we hear that R&B sensation John Legend is jumping into comedy with a new project on Showtime! Word is Legend is set to develop a half-hour comedy about music managers.

The show takes place in the world of high-profile music managers and will be written by Austin Winsberg (of Gossip Girl, Jake in Progress fame) and executive produce alongside Legend and his Get Lifted Film Co. producing partners Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius per their deal with Universal Cable Productions.

Legend’s manager Troy Carter, the founder/chairman/CEO of entertainment management company Atom Factory, will also executive produce. Carter, who also manages Lady Gaga and is an influential digital and social media entrepreneur, and Legend will bring their experience in the music business to the project.

Legend is really expanding his television prowess as he is also developing an FBI drama at USA Network, a South Beach-set drama at HBO and a semi-autobiographical comedy at Fox.

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