James gets NBC 6-pack

NEW YORK – Standup comic Kevin James has landed a six-episode commitment to star in a sitcom for NBC, sources said. James, who has created heat off an appearance at the Montreal Comedy Festival, got a mid-six-figure deal for a sitcom he’ll produce with his manager Jeff Sussman.

James was brought in by NBC’s Shelley McCrory, director of primetime series; Lori Opendum, senior VP of casting; and NBC Entertainment prexy Warren Littlefield. The comedian is repped by William Morris’ James Dixon and Mike August.

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