*The folks behind the “Think Like a Man” film series are joining forces again to bring the franchise to the small screen.
Deadline reports that Fox is developing “Think Like A Man” into a single-camera comedy series executive produced by Steve Harvey, the films’ producer Will Packer and Tim Story, who directed both “Think Like a Man” movies.
Based on Harvey’s best-selling relationship advice book of the same name, “Think Like A Man” scored big with moviegoers in 2012 with an all-star cast that included Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Terrence J, Taraji P. Henson, Romany Malco and Gabrielle Union. The romantic comedy took in
$91.5 million in North America and spawned a sequel, 2014.’s “Think Like A Man Too.”
According to Deadline, the “Think Like A Man” TV series will center around “the never-ending battle of the sexes from four very different points of view: newly married, moving in, breaking up and hooking up.”
“Featuring both the male and female perspectives, our couples and their friends will realize that it’s easy to fall in love and “be” in love but not necessarily stay in love,” the site noted in its description of the show.
On board as co-executive producers are Gerald Washington, president of Harvey’s East 112th Street Productions, Will Packer Productions’ Korin D. Huggins. “Think Like A Man” film series writers Keith Merryman and David A. Newman , who will pen the TV adaptation. Sony Pictures Television will produce the show alongside East 112th Street and Endemol Shine Studios where Harvey’s company recently inked an overall deal.
In addition to serving as an executive producer, Story will do double duty by directing the potential “Think Like A Man” pilot.
The development of the show comes as Harvey continues to put his stamp on the world of TV with aligning with Ellen DeGeneres to produce NBC’s upcoming comedy/variety show “Little Big Shots.”
“Think Like A Man” is the latest adaptation of a hit movie that’s in the works to come to TV. Others in development include “My Best Friend’s Wedding” at ABC, “Training Day” for CBS, “The Notebook” for the CW, “Lethal Weapon” and “Behind Enemy Lines” for Fox and “In The Line Of Fire” at NBC, which greenlighted a series order to “Taken.”