Fox Giving JB Smoove a ‘Blue-Collar’ Comedy

Co-created by Smoove and Shure, the untitled blue-collar comedy, which shares some aspects with Roseanne, centers on a husband and a father (Smoove) who has gotten divorced but, with the economy being as it is, can’t afford to move out and instead moves into the family home’s basement. It will revolve around the man’s relationship with his family, his parents, his co-workers and a guy in a nursing home. “He’s trying to get his life back from the basement up, from the ground up,” Levy said. “He is consistently trying to do the right thing but constantly trips over his feet.”