Jamie Foxx Brings Sketch TV to MTV

Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx has partnered with MTV to begin production on a new sketch comedy series.

This will be Jamie's first gig back on the small screen since the UPN show "The Jamie Foxx Show" which debuted in 2001.

While the project is still in early development, the network has verified that it hopes to create a show in the vein of the groundbreaking 90’s series In Living Color, which also served as Foxx’s breakout vehicle. His tenure on that hit series is most remembered for his sketch role as the hideous Wanda Wayne, the self-proclaimed “lost member” of En Vogue who terrorized every man she came in contact with.

For the MTV show, Foxx will work with Marcus King, producer Jamie Rucker King (Held Up), writer/producer Fax Bahr( Malibu’s Most Wanted, In the Army Now), and director/producer Adam Small (Another State of Mind, Malibu’s Most Wanted).

The versatile entertainer will return to theaters in 2010 with the F. Gary Gray directed thriller Law Abiding Citizen, which chronicles a prosecutor’s attempt to stop a calculating killer. At press time, MTV has not confirmed a projected launch date for Foxx’s comedy show.

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