It’s been announced that Damon Wayans is heading back to ABC for a new sitcom, 14 years after his first series on the network, “My Wife and Kids” went off the air. He also reconnected with Don Reo for the new show, who co-created “My Wife and Kids” with him.
The working title for the new series is called “Let’s Stay Together,” according to Deadline, and it’s about “a single father who finds out it’s hard to get rid of millennial kids, and their kids.”
The project, which is still in development, is based on Wayan’s own life, and he’s writing it with Reo. The two are also executive producing the show.
The “In Living Color” alum is also making a return to stand-up comedy this fall. Reportedly, he had some trepidation due to so many comics getting in trouble for their material in the current cancel culture we’re in.
But Dave Chappelle, who’s only seemed to deliver more controversial routines in his recent Netflix specials, inspired him.
Wayans’ last series was Fox’s “Lethal Weapon,” which didn’t go well for him in the three seasons it ran.
Last year, Wayans shared a photo of himself being injured onset by shrapnel, and he accused his former co-star Clayne Crawford of being an on-set bully. He also labeled him an “emotional terrorist.”
Crawford was fired from the show, and Wayans eventually released a statement to explain why he was walking away. The veteran entertainer also gave the first word that he was returning to stand-up comedy in that message.
“I’m going to be quitting the show in December after we finish the initial 13 [episodes],” Wayans told EURweb last year. “So I really don’t know what they’re planning, but that’s what I’m planning. I’m a 58-year-old diabetic, and I’m working 16-hour days. … I’m going to return to the stage and try to find my smile again.”