Sinbad is returning to Fox.
The actor/stand-up comedian has been tapped to co-star in Fox comedy pilot Rel, marking his first series regular role in more than two decades.
Inspired by Lil Rel’s life, he stars as a prideful, self-made success who lives by the code to “always believe in yourself and great things will come,” finds that attitude put to the test when he learns his wife is having an affair with his own barber. He tries to rebuild his life post-divorce as a long-distance single father on the South Side of Chicago who is on a quest for love, respect and a new barber.
Sinbad will play Rel’s dad, and the father to Nat (Jordan L. Jones), who seems to care more about his reputation in the community than he does about the happiness of his sons.
Written by Kevin Barnett and Josh Rabinowitz, the duo exec produce alongside their The Carmichael Show collaborators Mike Scully and Jerrod Carmichael. Scully is set as showrunner. Gerry Cohen directs the multicamera comedy from 20th TV. Angel Laketa Moore co-stars.
Rel is Sinbad’s first series regular role since he starred on since The Sinbad Show, which aired on Fox for one season in the 1993-94 season. His live-action roles include A Different World and The Redd Foxx Show. He’s repped by CAA and Root Sacharow.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter