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Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat Superstar, Has Sold Comedy Show to Fox

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Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterNovember 19, 2013

Dwyane Wade's life is hilarious—at least he certainly hopes it is. 

Variety's Jon Weisman reports that the Miami Heat star, producer Mike Tollin and Sony Pictures Television were successful in selling their half-hour sitcom entitled Three the Hard Way to FOX. 

Struggling comedy writers may want to avert their eyes for this one. 

According to the report, the entire show is inspired by Wade's book, A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball. Even the main character's name will closely resemble that of the NBA superstar: Daryl Wade. 

As for specifics, Ben Watkins (Burn Notice) will not only help produce the show, but is writing the pilot episode, which will feature the fictional Wade attempting to raise his children as a single dad. The twist is that Wade is a basketball star who gets some parenting help from his "eccentric entourage."

So this is essentially Three Men and a Baby meets Hanging with Mr. Cooper with a splash of Entourage and just a dash of Mr. Belvedere

Actually, that doesn't sound half-bad. 

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The Hollywood Reporter's Lesley Goldberg has a bit more on the comedy, which is the first foray for Wade's budding new production company, ZZ Productions. 

The show has been in development since late 2012. Reportedly, Perfect Storm Entertainment's Justin Lin is a basketball fan and became enamored with the project this past June. With that, Tollin asked Watkins to get on board as an executive producer and writer. Wade's team is hopeful to get this show on the air. 

The 31-year-old Miami Heat star barely needs an introduction to basketball fans. He's a three-time NBA champion who is hoping to maintain the Heat's winning ways despite lingering knee issues to start the season. 

Of course, Wade is hardly one to take it easy, and that sentiment certainly translates to endeavors outside of basketball. His book is a New York Times bestseller and his life as a father of two boys just yielded a deal with a major network. 

Now comes the obvious question of who plays LeBron James. We say get either Keegan-Michael Key or Jordan Peele one large headband and consider your casting duties done. 

 

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