According to Deadline, Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Everybody Hates Chris) has been cast as the lead of an upcoming CBS multi-camera comedy pilot, JumpStart, based on the comic strip by Robb Armstrong. The pilot comes from CBS Studios, Wendi Trilling’s (The Neighborhood, The Unicorn) TrillTV, and Aaron Kaplan’s (The Chi, A Million Little Things) Kapital Entertainment. Crews will executive produce and Phill Lewis (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Raising Hope) will executive produce and direct the pilot, replacing Kelly Park (Grace and Frankie, Lopez vs. Lopez), who is now directing comedy pilot Non Evil Twin on NBC.
JumpStart is a popular and long-running comic strip that debuted in 1989. The series will follow a Philadelphia cop, Joseph L. Cobb (Crews), his partner Crunchy, and Joe’s wife, Marcy. Joseph feels pressure to be perfect amidst controversies surrounding cops and is a loving son, husband, and father. He is a charming, hilarious, and endearing role model in his community.
The pilot is written by Wayne Conley (All That, The Nick Cannon Show) who executive produces with Armstrong, Crews, Trilling for TrillTV, Bridget McMeel (Small Apartments, Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place) for Andrews McMeel Entertainment, and Troy Zien (Man with a Plan, Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself).
Crews hosts NBC’s America’s Got Talent as well as spinoffs AGT Champions and AGT Extreme. He has starred in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Everybody Hates Chris, and Tales of the Walking Dead. He released a memoir, Tough: My Journey to True Power, in April and a children’s graphic novel, Terry’s Crew, in November. He is repped by Yorn, Levine, Barnes, Krintzmann, UTA, and 3 Arts Entertainment.