LeBron James, Tom Werner team up on sitcom


When LeBron James partnered with Fenway Sports Group a few years ago, we wondered why. What would they do together? Here’s one answer: a sitcom. The Miami Heat star has teamed with Red Sox chairman Tom Werner, writer/actor Mike O’Malley, and James’s friend Maverick Carter and manager Paul Wachter to create a half-hour comedy series for the cable network Starz. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show, titled “Survivor’s Remorse,” centers on two guys from Philly who achieve fame and fortune, but also “wrestle with the rewards of money, stardom, love, and the guilt of having ‘made it.’ ” James, who’s won back-to-back NBA championships with the Miami Heat, will be an executive producer with Wachter, Carter, and Werner, whose TV credits include producing “The Cosby Show,” “Roseanne,” “3rd Rock From the Sun,” and “That ’70s Show.” O’Malley, who acts on “Glee” and is one of the writers of “Shameless,” will serve as an executive producer and a writer.

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