Frog, Foxx ready to rock

Skein may return for fifth season

They’re about to bag more Foxx at The WB.

The weblet is close to picking up the fifth season of the Warner Bros. laffer “The Jamie Foxx Show.” WB’s chief frogs are still hammering out the terms of the series’ return, including its order.

The reupped “Foxx” will likely be paired with fellow returning skein “Steve Harvey Show,” making for the continuation of an urban comedy block on the network.

The block currently airing on Fridays will probably move to a new night to make way for a “TGIF”-like lineup led by new WB acquisition “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.”

“The Jamie Foxx Show” has averaged a 2 rating and 4 share this season, good for 2.8 million viewers. The show has been a WB staple since debuting in August 1996.

The WB has still not determined the fate of fellow Friday-night sitcom “For Your Love,” also from Warner Bros. The network may also consider inheriting Imagine/Touchstone’s “The PJs” from Fox to continue a two-hour urban block.

Although considered a good bet to return, the return of “Jamie Foxx” wasn’t a given — considering star Foxx’s burgeoning film career (“Any Given Sunday”) and The WB’s changing sitcom needs.

The show was created by Foxx and Bentley Kyle Evans, who also serve as exec producers along with Marcus King and Bennie Richburg. Series comes from Bent Outta Shape Productions and Foxxhole Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television.

The sitcom features Foxx as an aspiring entertainer who works as a commercial jingle writer and lives at his family’s hotel. The show also stars Garrett Morris, Ellia English, Garcelle Beauvais and Christopher B. Duncan.

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