Tracy Morgan’s return to series television has been delayed.
Variety has confirmed that executive producer and showrunner John Carcieri has left “The Last O.G.” the new TBS comedy series in which Morgan is set to star. Originally scheduled to premiere next week, the series is now set to debut some time in 2018.
“The Last O.G.” is the result of a years-long process to develop a post-“30 Rock” comedy series for Morgan — one that was interrupted by the 2014 six-vehicle crash that severely injured the comedian. During his recovery, Morgan binge-watched Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele.” Afterward, he sought out Jordan Peele to develop a series with him, one that began at FX before migrating to TBS. The series stars Morgan as a man who returns to Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant, only to find it overrun with hipster gentrification. The series hails from Turner’s Studio T.
Carcieri, an executive producer on the show alongside Peele and Morgan, was previously a writer on HBO’s “Eastbound and Down” and “Vice Principals.” It was on the former that Carcieri got his first television job, hired as a writers’ assistant by his University of North Carolina classmates Jody Hill and Danny McBride. He also co-wrote the screenplay for the feature film “The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter.”
No new showrunner has yet been named. The Wrap first reported news of Carcieri’s exit.