*“30 Rock” veteran Tracy Morgan is returning to primetime in a new comedy for FXX.
According to Deadline, the network has given a straight-to-series order to the project from “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” creators Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton and Sunny writer Luvh Rakhe.
This is a brand new concept unrelated to “Death Pact,” the comedy pilot FX recently produced, from writers Rob Long and Tad Safran, which starred Morgan as a formerly lazy, pot-dealing assistant high school coach who returns to his hometown as a decorated war hero.
McElhenney, Day and Howerton approached Morgan about working with tem in January, with the discussions leading to the new series, reports Deadline. While there had been no formal pass on “Death Pact,” some cast members already have booked new gigs.