John Legend Has Sold a Show to NBC


Nine-time Grammy-winner, singer and songwriter John Legend is also a TV producer, now that NBC bought Mixed Blessings, a comedy executive-produced by Legend, NBC exec Teri Weinberg, and Rob Pearlstein of Medium. He may be known for his music collaborations, most notably with Kanye West, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, and the Roots, but he’s no stranger to the world of Hollywood: Legend appeared on the season finale of Curb Your Enthusiasm, a campaign video for Barack Obama, and in an episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, among dozens of other film and TV appearances. Now, he’s closed a deal that will bring Mixed Blessings to the small screen. Reportedly shot with a single camera, the series is about a hip-hop artist who reconnects with a teenage son and his white suburban family. [via Deadline Hollywood]