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Hannibal Buress Getting an ABC Sitcom

By December 9, 2012

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Hannibal BuressAnd, so, the great Hannibal Buress becomes the latest comedian to get his own sitcom.

Deadline Hollywood reports that ABC has ordered a half-hour cop comedy starring the Chicago-born Buress, who co-wrote the show with Rob Sheridan. The still-untitled series is one of four cop shows currently in development at ABC, so it certainly has an uphill battle to climb if it's going to make it on the air.

Buress would play a cop in a small town, but, beyond that, no details about the show are known. I think Buress could be a great TV star, but it would require patience from the network and from the audience, who probably isn't used to a personality like his on a sitcom. Buress has very specific rhythms that could certainly work in an era where shows like Community and Parks & Recreation are on the air, but it wouldn't happen overnight.

Without knowing anything about the three other cop comedies being developed by ABC, I'll go ahead and say that they should by the Buress show. You're welcome, ABC. Also, bring back Work It. You're welcome, America.

(Via AV Club)

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