Cedric The Entertainer Lands CBS Comedy Series, TV Deal
More deals AND TV time for Cedric the Entertainer. Reportedly the 53-year-old comedic actor has signed a development deal with CBS. Under the pact, the network will develop multiple scripts as starring vehicles for Cedric with the intention for one of them to go to pilot.
The first project under his deal is multi-camera workplace comedy called Ladder 54. Ladder 54 is set at a big-city firehouse. Stuck there for long shifts, a crew of firefighters eat, sleep, live, laugh and fight with each other, their relationships made more intense by the fact that at any moment, they’ll be risking their lives for one another. They’re led by a flawed but devoted captain (Cedric) whose biggest fires are in his personal life.
Cedric the Entertainer is an actor, comedian, director, and game show host. He was originally the host on It’s Showtime at the Apollo. He also hosted BET’s ComicView during the 1993–1994 season and Def Comedy Jam in 1995. He is best known for co-starring with Steve Harvey on The WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show and starring as Eddie Walker in Barbershop. He hosted the twelfth season of daytime version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in the 2013–2014 television season. He also starred in the TV Land original series The Soul Man, which aired its fifth and final season in 2016.