A new series from “Get Out” breakout star Lil Rel Howery, is the latest to join this week’s growing list of shows picked up for the 2018-19 TV season.
FOX has given a series order to the actor and stand-up comedian’s new multi-camera sitcom series, “Rel.” Coming from Howery, writers Kevin Barnett and Josh Rabinowitz and EPs Jerrod Carmichael and Mike Scully, with the latter set to serve as showrunner, the series follows Howery as a prideful, self-made man who lives by a personal code that when you “always believe in yourself and great things will come.”
However, he finds that attitude suddenly put to the test, following the discovery that his wife had been having an affair with his barber, which forces him to try and rebuild his life after their separation, while living as a single dad on the south side of Chicago. The series, which is said to be inspired by Howery’s real life, will not only star the actor and comedian but will also be executive produced by him. Sinbad, Jess “Hilarious” Moore, and Jordan L. Jones are all set to star in the series alongside Howery.
The news of “Rel’s” pickup at FOX comes just after the network also canceled several of its single-camera comedies, including “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Last Man Standing,” and “The Mick.” All of these announcements are said to be coming as part of FOX’s new push for more multi-cam comedies on its lineup, with “Rel” fitting that bill perfectly.
“Rel” now joins “The Passage,” “The Cool Kids,” and “Proven Innocent” as the new titles set to be making their premiere on FOX next season. A possible revival of the canceled ABC sitcom, “Last Man Standing,” is also currently in the works at the network.