Chris Powell (aka Comedian CP)

Chris Powell (aka Comedian CP)

*TBS has placed an order for “The D,” a half-hour single-camera comedy set in inner-city Detroit, based on a pitch from Detroit native and stand-up comedian Chris Powell, aka “Comedian CP.”

According to Deadline.com, “The D” follows 25-year-old CP and his best friend Reggie Bo — described as an inner-city version of Elmo — as CP fights to earn the respect of his legendary gangster father while at the same time surviving in the most dangerous city in America.

The show was created by CP, and by “King of the Hill” alum Chip Hall. Powell and Hall are producing with Rough House Pictures and Doug Banker at Five All in the Fifth.

Powell and Hall recently met and quickly became a writing team, having also sold an animated project to FX earlier this year entitled Brightmoor, set in inner-city Detroit elementary school, with Sean “Diddy” Combs executive producing.

Comedian CP made his acting debut on Fox’s “Empire.”

Comedian CP as Lil Prince on "Empire" Season 1

Comedian CP as Lil Prince on “Empire” Season 1