Tracy Morgan Leads ‘The Neighborhood’ Spinoff at Paramount+

Following the renewal of The Neighborhood for its seventh season on CBS, a spinoff led by Tracy Morgan is officially in the works for Paramount+. Morgan will star as Francois “Frank” Crutchfield, affectionately known as ‘Crutch,’ in this half-hour comedy in The Neighborhood universe. Here’s how the storyline goes… The show follows Frank, a Harlem widower whose plans for an empty nest are derailed when his millennial son and free-spirited daughter return home. The series, produced by CBS Studios, is slated to commence production later this year. Cedric, the Entertainer from A Bird and a Bear Entertainment, serves as an executive producer on the project, expressing his enthusiasm: “We’re excited to expand The Neighborhood universe with Tracy at the helm of this hilarious spinoff.”

Eric C. Rhone, an executive producer, excitedly shared his enthusiasm on the upcoming production: “It’s a joy to bring Frank’s story to life, and we can’t wait for audiences to join us on this comedic journey.” Owen Smith, the showrunner and writer of the premiere script, adds, “Working on this project has been a delight, and I’m thrilled to be a part of such a talented team.” Joining the executive producing lineup are Aaron Kaplan for Kapital Entertainment and Wendi Trilling for TrillTV, with Tracy Morgan rounding out the team.

“I’m excited to be expanding our The Neighborhood universe, by producing a show with the legendary comedian Tracy Morgan,” from Cedric The Entertainer.  “This new character is the close cousin to my character Calvin Butler and you will enjoy some of their many similarities. Morgan plays Crutch a ‘say-it-like-it-is’ widowed father who is challenged when his two adult children and a couple of grandchildren need to move back home, and let’s say there will be several comedic complications.”

“Crutch will be navigating the ups and downs of having his kids and grandkids back under one roof, and you know if I am doing this, there will be plenty of laughs along the way,” says Tracy Morgan. “I am so happy to be able to do this with my brother Cedric The Entertainer, Owen Smith and the rest of the amazing crew we have put together. Get ready for your new favorite show!” Jeff Grossman, EVP of Programming, Paramount Streaming said “Our subscribers love CBS’ The Neighborhood, so it’s a natural fit to bring CRUTCH to Paramount+.” Grossman added “We can’t wait to see what the immense talents behind CRUTCH – Tracy Morgan, Cedric The Entertainer and Owen Smith – bring to this new series.”

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