Posted by | Cyrena Rose

Urban comedy seties are on the rise and a new pilot is underway.  Deadline reports Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has just started filming Mr. Box Office, starring actor/comedian Bill Bellamy

The show was created and written by Allen and Scott Satin (First Family) and centers on actor Marcus Jackson (Bellamy), one of the biggest movie stars in the world who, after pushing a paparazzi, finds himself having to put his film career on hold, while relegated to a long-term community service stint teaching underprivileged high school kids in South Central.

Co-starring in the project is Rick Fox, who will play a physical education teacher at the school,  Vivica Fox will play a cougar history teacher, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Tim Meadows and Gary Busey.  Allen and Satin are executive producing with Bellamy, Barry Katz and Carolyn Folks.

 Mr. Box Office is aiming at producing a minimum of 104 episodes over two years and eying a primetime launch this fall.

Bellamy also has two specials slated to air on Showtime this year—Bill Bellamy: Crazy, Sexy, Dirty premiering on June 2, and Ladies Night Out.

What are your thoughts?  Will you watch this new series?