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TCA: Starz’s Basketball Comedy ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ Has Crossover Appeal, Say Producers & Cast

By | Friday July 11, 2014 @ 3:10pm PDT

TCA: Starz’s Basketball Comedy ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ Has Crossover Appeal, Say Producers & CastThe TCA panel for Starz‘s new series Survivor’s Remorse — about basketball phenom Cam Calloway (Jessie T. Usher), who must balance fame and fortune with his former family life — found themselves tiptoeing around a statement made earlier by Starz CEO Chris Albrecht in his opening remarks: “White people don’t watch a lot of shows that don’t have a lot of white faces.”

Albrecht was talking about Power, Starz’s drama series about a nightclub owner/drug dealer that features a predominantly black cast. Albrecht boasted that the series draws “the largest concentration for any premiere show since The Wire — about 50% of the audience”, the executive said. But Albrecht added that Power still needs to be given time to develop crossover appeal.
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Mike Epps To Co-Star In Starz Series ‘Survivor’s Remorse’, Recur On BET’s ‘Being Mary Jane’

By | Thursday March 27, 2014 @ 5:54pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

mikeeppsEXCLUSIVE: Mike Epps is adding a seasoned presence to Starz’s scripted comedy series Survivor’s Remorse, joining a cast of mostly 20-something up-and-comers as a regular. Additionally, Epps has booked a recurring role on the second season of the BET drama Being Mary Jane. Survivor’s Remorse, executive produced by NBA star LeBron James and Mike O’Malley, is set in the world of professional basketball. It follows Cam Calloway (Jessie T. Usher), a basketball phenom in his early 20s who is thrust into the limelight after signing a multimillion-dollar contract with a pro team. Read More »

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Starz Casts Quintet In Basketball Comedy ‘Survivor’s Remorse’

By | Thursday March 27, 2014 @ 10:32am PDT

Jessie T. Usherronreacoleejessieusher (Level Up), Ronreaco Lee (Glory, Let’s Stay Together), Erica Ash (Scary Movie 5, The Real Husbands Of Hollywood), Tichina Arnold (Martin, Everybody Hates Chris) and Teyonah Parris (Mad Men, They Came Together) have signed on to Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse, a half-hour scripted comedy series executiveericaashtichinaarnold produced by NBA star LeBron James, Mike O’Malley, Tom Werner, James’ manager Maverick Carter and Paul Wachter. Survivors Remorse is set in the world of professional basketball and explores the comedy and drama of what truly happens when you make it out. Story follows Cam Calloway teyonah(Usher), a basketball phenom in his early 20s who is thrust into the limelight after signing a multimillion-dollar contract with a pro team. Cam, along with his cousin and confidant Reggie Vaughn (Lee), move to Georgia to start Cam’s journey to success. The two confront the challenges of carrying opportunistic family members and their strong ties to the impoverished community that they come from. Ash, repped by DBA and Principato-Young, will play M-Chuck, Cam Calloway’s sister. Arnold, with APA and Zenay R. Arnold, will play Cassie, Cam’s mother; and Parris, with APA and Vanguard Management, will play Reggie’s wife Missy. Usher is repped by Paradigm and Williams Unlimited; Lee by APA, Principato-Young Entertainment … Read More »

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Starz Picks Up Basketball Comedy From LeBron James & Mike O’Malley To Series

By | Wednesday February 5, 2014 @ 11:15am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Lebron James Starz Basketball ComedyStarz has given an official series pickup to Survivor’s Remorse, a half-hour scripted comedy series executive produced by NBA star LeBron James, Mike O’Malley, Tom Werner, James’ manager Maverick Carter and Paul Wachter. I hear the order is for 6 episodes. The project, written by O’Malley, had been on fast-track development and considered a front-runner for the Q4 slot that became open in December when Starz pulled out of itsstarz commitment to Sky Atlantic’s upcoming drama series Fortitude. Survivor’s Remorse, which had assembled a small writers room and had started preliminary casting for the two leads in anticipation of a series pickup, will debut next fall. Its green light comes on the heels of Starz ordering ballet drama Flesh And Bone for 2015. Read More »

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