50 cents is headed to the same network with his rival”Empire’ with a new sitcom. Fans of 50 Cent’s comedic antics on social media may soon get a chance to have a weekly dose of them on their television screens.
The Jamaica, Queens born rapper, actor, and mogul is teaming up with veteran film and television producer Will Packer to produce a new comedy series for the Fox Network called “My Friend 50.”
The series will actually focus on a 20-something named Amanda Kramer who gets the idea that becoming a part of 50’s entourage will somehow make her life better. She then forges an unlikely friendship with 50 and his crew that leads to a hilarious array of adventures, all of which are documented by Amanda in a weekly half hour show.
“My Friend 50,” which will feature the “I’m The Man” rapper in a reoccurring role, and will be produced jointly by G-Unit Film & Television, Will Packer Productions, and Universal Television, was the subject of a high stakes bidding war that the Fox Network eventually won.
50 is making himself quite the hot commodity in the world of film and television as of late.
In addition to appearances in the films Southpaw and Spy, Fif is also an executive producer of Sundance TV’s “Dream School,” as well as the hit Starz drama “Power,” in which he co-stars and executive produces. “Power,” which is currently shooting its highly anticipated third season, broke a record last season as the most watched original series in the network’s history.