Larry Wilmore and Fox have kissed and made up.
The Emmy-winning creator of “The Bernie Mac Show” is developing a half-hour comedy for Fox, putting aside any differences lingering after the two sides parted ways 18 months ago. New project will be produced by NBC Universal Television Studio, where Wilmore has an overall deal.
Half-hour laffer will be a sort of “Larry Sanders” meets “The Office,” focusing on the behind-the-scenes action of a TV show fronted by an ultrapopular black actor. Wilmore will create, write and exec produce the project, which has been given a script order with a penalty attached.
Wilmore also is mulling the possibility of playing a writer on the show. Scribe recently filmed a guest spot on NBC’s upcoming “The Office.”
UTA-repped Wilmore ankled “Bernie Mac” as a result of creative differences with network and studio execs over the direction of the Emmy- and Peabody-award winning skein.
Scribe most recently exec produced the NBC laffer “Whoopi,” as well as another comedy pilot for the Peacock. His other credits include “The PJs” and “The Jamie Foxx Show.”