Dwyane Wade Comedy Sold to Fox

Dwayne Wade Sells Comedy
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Project inspired by bestselling book 'A Father First'

Dwyane Wade has made 343 threes in a career that has sent him to nine NBA All-Star Games, but his next attempt will put him on an entirely different court.

Mike Tollin, Wade and Sony Pictures Television has sold halfhour comedy project “Three the Hard Way” to Fox, based on Wade’s life as a single dad.

Wade (whose Twitter account is headed by the word “Three”) will exec produce with Tollin and Mandalay Sports Media, as well as Justin Lin, Danielle Woodrow and Troy Craig Poon of Perfect Storm Entertainment.

Fellow exec producer Ben Watkins (“Burn Notice”) is writing the pilot script, which will tell the story of an NBA superstar named Daryl Wade and his eccentric entourage, who find themselves parenting by committee when the lead gets full custody of his two young sons.

The show is inspired by Wade’s book, “A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball,” in which he talks about parenting his two sons and recounting his own growing-up years and rise to the NBA elite.

“Three the Hard Way” is the first television development project for Wade’s ZZ Prods, and it’s also the first comedy series for Perfect Storm in its deal with Sony. Since launching its TV arm in April, Perfect Storm has been developing projects including “Aloha” for Fox  and Sony, from Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”) and Davey Holmes (“Shameless”).

CAA reps Watkins, Wade, Tollin and Perfect Storm.

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  1. John says:

    You realize 3 the hard way means he hit a bucket, got fouled & made a free throw, right? I know in context he is talking about his kids but the beginning of your article you mention him hitting 343 three pointers. Just want to make sure you know that isn’t what he was talking about.

    • Jon Weisman says:

      I understand the concept; I just wasn’t taking it so literally. It’s hard to look up how many times Wade has made a free throw after a basket.

  2. Rochelle Jadotte says:

    I admire him so much n I think him n lebron are the best duo in nba history. Hope this becomes sucessful.

  3. Kingjones72 says:

    Great idea best of luck, will watch..

  4. dorothy says:

    You are a great father i admire you and also a nba super star good luck with everything

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