LeBron James teams up with Starz for comedy series

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Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) drives to the basket against San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard (2) and shooting guard Danny Green (4) during the second half of game six in the 2013 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kevin C. CoxPool Photo-USA TODAY Sports
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NEW YORK (AP) - LeBron James is no stranger to getting the greenlight to shoot, but this time it's for a scripted comedy series set in the world of professional basketball.

Starz network is giving the go-ahead for his sitcom, "Survivor's Remorse."

The Miami Heat star will serve as an executive producer of the half-hour show. He will team with Tom Werner, a force behind series such as "The Cosby Show" and "Roseanne." Actor-writer Mike O'Malley will also be an executive producer.

The story follows Cam Calloway, a basketball phenom in his early twenties who is thrust into prominence after signing a multi-million-dollar contract with a pro team in Atlanta.

The series will shoot in Atlanta. Its six-episode first season airs this fall.

The network didn't announce any cast members.


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