MIAMI (AP) — NBA star Dwyane Wade is taking his story of fatherhood to television, looking for some laughs.
The Miami Heat guard has sold a comedy show to Fox, through Sony Pictures Television — and oddly enough, it’s the story of an NBA star who gets full custody of his two young sons. With a working title of “Three The Hard Way,” it’s the first television project announced by Wade’s ZZ Productions, a company that bears the initials of his sons’ first names.
“I will be involved,” Wade said. “I’ll be very involved.”
Many details have not been announced, including who will play Wade in the show.
“Haven’t figured that out yet,” Wade said. “But I’m sure it’ll be somebody very handsome.”
Wade was awarded custody of his sons in April 2011, ending what was a long and often-vengeful fight with his ex-wife. The couple was divorced in 2010, though some legal matters between them remain unresolved.
That story is not a funny one. Wade has often spoken of how difficult it was for him, and it clearly was not easy for his sons to handle, either. But Wade said that when he watched “The Cosby Show,” he would see a mix of laughter and life lessons.
He’s hoping the same can happen with this project.
Wade said the idea for a show came to him while he was working on his book “A Father First,” which was released in September 2012. Wade, who is represented by CAA, said he went before television executives and pitched it himself.
His sons, he said, are anxious to know who will play them on the show. And also unclear: if Wade’s actress girlfriend Gabrielle Union will be a part of it.
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