LeBron James, SpringHill Entertainment bringing Cleveland sitcom to NBC
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It’s getting even hotter in Cleveland.
LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment group and producer Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Spin CIty) will use Cleveland as the setting of a new NBC sitcom.
The show, titled There Goes the Neighborhood, follows “the first white family to move into a predominantly black, newly gentrified neighborhood in Cleveland.” Cleveland.com described it as a reverse Jeffersons.
Neil Goldman, Garrett Donovan and Ron Funches will write and co-executive produce.
James’ SpringHill Entertainment, part of LRMR Management, sold a second series to NBC as well. The drama is based on the life of Dr. James Andrews, a sports medicine surgeon.
SpringHill and James already have two shows on the air - Cleveland Hustles on CNBC and Survivor’s Remorse on Starz. A third, The Wall, is a game show set to debut on NBC.
There Goes the Neighborhood will join other sitcoms set in Northeast Ohio, including The Drew Carey Show, Hot in Cleveland, Third Rock from the Sun and Hope & Faith.