20th TV Buys Comedy Based on Life of Basketball’s Baron Davis

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20th Century Fox Television has bought a single-camera comedy script for Fox Broadcasting Company that’s based loosely on the life of NBA All-Star Baron Davis, Variety has learned.

Written and exec produced by Courtney Lilly (“The Cleveland Show,” “Guys with Kids,”) the show is about a kid from South Central who has to find a balance between polarizing worlds when he receives a scholarship to attend a prestigious suburban school. (Davis grew up in South Central and graduated from Crossroads, the elite private school in Santa Monica, Calif.). Davis is also exec producing, along with Kate Gordon and Max Winkler, Jake Johnson and Mary Lee of The Walcott Company.

Davis, who is repped by WME, is also known for hosting Esquire reality shows “How I Rock It” and “Alternate Route” and as a TV and film producer. Lilly is repped by UTA and Shuman Company.

Winkler is represented by CAA, Management 360 and Jackoway Tyerman and Johnson is represented by UTA, 3 Arts and Jackoway Tyerman. They are also exec producing the TV version of “Bachelor Party,” which received a put pilot commitment from ABC earlier this week. Lee is producing that project.

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