Tracy Morgan to Star in an FX Pilot

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Tracy Morgan is following up 30 Rock with a move to basic cable. Deadline reports that Morgan will be playing the lead in Death Pact, a single-camera comedy pilot for FX from creators Rob Long (Sullivan & Son) and Ted “Sexist of the Year” Safran (Doogal). Here’s the plot:

[Morgan stars as] a formerly lazy, pot-dealing assistant high school coach who returns to his hometown as a decorated war hero. He runs across three down-on-their-luck friends and former students and sucks them into his new radical self-help philosophy, which involves harsh consequences for failure.