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Hollywood Recasts ESPN Radio Host Colin Cowherd… as a Black Guy

OK, this is not usually the way it works in Hollywood. In fact, to the general protestations of various nationalities, Tinseltown has tended to whitewash the racial origins of many a real-life character inspiration so that the role can be played by a Caucasian A-lister.

Not so in the case of ESPN Radio show host Colin Cowherd (pictured). According to a report this afternoon in The Hollywood Reporter, a new sitcom based on the weekday morning personality is gearing up at CBS, with Damon Wayans in the lead, namesake role:

The pilot is written by Bill Martin andMike Schiff (Grounded for Life) and is inspired by acerbic ESPN personality Cowherd. Wayans’ character is named Nick Herd… Cowherd will serve as a producer on the project.

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Watch the Box: Reprise, Recycle, Return

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Debra Messing returns as The Starter Wife in a 10-episode USA series. Writing team Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott are EPs.

Damon Wayans is executive producer, writer and star in an untitled project for ABC, assuming the net likes the script. The storyline focuses on a recent widowed dad and the 19 year old step son he never knew.
(That can’t be right–a step son he never knew? So the kid’s a total stranger?)

George Lucas is planning a Star Wars TV series, with lots of robots, but no Luke, Leia, or Darth Vader. Jar-Jar, come out, come out wherever you are….

WE goes retro with Chain Gang Girls–a two-hour documentary about the lives of incarcerated women shackled and working together on a prison chain gang. This is women’s entertainment?