Bruno Mars has conquered the charts and is now making a beeline for the small screen. Albeit behind the scenes.
NBC have announced that they’ve picked up a pilot from the ‘Uptown Funk’ crooner.
Interestingly, the as yet untitled project is being developed in partnership with the executive producer of ‘Empire,’ Brian Grazer.
Written by Prentice Penny (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), the comedy follows a loud, boisterous, and quarrelsome family from the Bronx and what happens when they take in their wide-eyed, hopelessly optimistic 10 year old nephew.
The project is not based on Mars’ life though there are elements of his background in the idea. The Grammy-winning recording star was introduced to Penny who has had a life-long passion for music, and the two came up with the concept for a music family comedy. Penny and Imagine TV’s Gracer and Francie Calfo executive produce alongside Mars and his manager Brandon Creed.