Bruno Mars to co-produce a TV comedy with Brian Grazer
Hawaii’s Bruno Mars, who just turned 30 today (Oct. 8), has a TV show on the horizon.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Mars — a Grammy-winning composer-singer whose co-composition with Mark Ronson, “Uptown Funk,” was a No. 1 hit earlier this year — will produce a sitcom pilot which likely will showcase his music.
The proposed series, not yet named, is being penned by Prentice Penny (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Happy Endings”) and focuses on a boisterous musical family in Bronx, New York, that takes in a 10-year-old relative.
The show’s executive producer is Brian Grazer (co-founder of “Imagine Entertainment” and producer of such films as“A Beautiful Mind,” “Frost/Nixon” and “Apollo 13”), who happens to own a home in Sunset Beach on Oahu.
Mars is part of an evolving roster of music figures venturing in TV producing. Nicki Minaj is executive producer of a family comedy based on her life, but will be appear in it; Pitbull is executive-producing “305,” a Fox drama based on Miami.