[07/15/07 - 10:15 PM] AMC Establishes Commitment to Miniseries with New Programming Slate in Development The projects include "State of Wrath" (Michael Blake and Lou Morheim), "Berlin Mesa" (Michael Frost Beckner, John Baldecchi, and Rich Silverman), "Skylark" (Michael Nankin, Jonathan Baruch with CBS/Paramount), "White Rose" (John Leekley) and "L-19" (William Brookfield, Gub Neal, and Justin Thompson Glover).
DESCRIPTION: (from The WB's press release) Comedy sensation Anthony Anderson ("Barbershop," "Me, Myself & Irene," "Big Momma's House," "Life") brings his unique brand of humor to The WB in a new multi-ethnic comedy. Anthony plays a struggling actor and single dad trying to provide a stable environment for his 8-year-old son, Tuga (newcomer Damani Roberts). As soon as Anthony moves back into his parents' home, he immediately remembers why he left in the first place. His mother Flo (Roz Ryan, "Amen") is always understanding and supportive, but his cantankerous father Joe (John Amos, "Good Times," "The West Wing") wants Anthony to abandon his acting hopes and take a "real job" working in the family beauty salon/barber shop. To complicate things, Anthony's old room is being rented out to a white medical student, George (stage actor Paul Bartholomew), leaving Anthony alone in the garage. Torn between teaching his son about determination and providing for him, Anthony is about to put his dreams on hold. It takes Tuga to remind him that, aside from each other, their dreams are all they have. This semi-autobiographical comedy about fathers and sons is from producer Anthony Anderson, writer/producer Adam Glass, executive producer Marco Pennette ("Caroline In the City") and executive producer/director James Widdoes ("Reba," "My Wife and Kids") for Warner Bros. Television Production Inc.