If you’re Channing Tatum then you may be having the best two years of your life. Tatum, who recently introduced his newborn daughter, is now pegged to produce a new TV sitcom, solidifying that he is not just a disposable pretty face in Hollywood.
“We’ve spent many nights laughing our asses off with our pal Nick Zano and his tales of being raised in a multi-generational house of 7 women in New Jersey. And now we’re so proud to announce that we’re bringing those stories to your home! Look out for NICKY, a new sitcom from Warner Bros. TV, starring Nick and produced by us, next year!”
Tatum and friend Reid Carolin have teamed up to produce the TV sitcom known as Nicky. The plot is said to be based on Nick Zano’s own experiences being raised by seven women in New Jersey, which means the actor starring in the sitcom could be a nice fit.
According to Deadline, Channing Tatum was looking to bring Nick Zano’s stories to life for a long time but couldn’t because of his busy schedule with stints on the now defunct Happy Endings and the CBS show 2 Broke Girls.
Tatum has been through a successful two years in the industry. Tatum has had one of the highest box office cumulative of any leading man this year with Magic Mike, 21 Jump Street, and The Vow all doing incredibly well. Currently he’s hitting the ground running with the brother and sister directing team of the Wachowskis for a sci fi action film. Up next for Tatum is an action blockbuster White House Down, which has a theatrical release of June 28.
If anything Tatum’s interest in producing proves to be a smart move. While some actors fall on their sudden skyrocket to fame, this business move seems strategical, and just what Tatum needs to promote longevity in the business.