As we had heard last week, it seems that most of the cast is confirmed for the brand new series titled Mr. Box Office, the brand new series from Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios. Here is the official press release;
Los Angeles, CA – May 8, 2012 Entertainment Studios, Inc., (www.es.tv) the largest independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations, and owner of seven 24-hour HD television networks, proudly announces the complete cast for its new sitcom, MR. BOX OFFICE, launching in Fall, 2012. Entertainment Studios has ordered 104 episodes of MR. BOX OFFICE, a sitcom about one of the world’s biggest movie stars (Bellamy) sentenced to community service teaching English at an inner-city high school in South Central Los Angeles.
Production just wrapped on MR. BOX OFFICE pilot episode, which features an all-star cast including Bill Bellamy, Jon Lovitz, Vivica A. Fox, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Rick Fox, Gary Busey, and Tim Meadows.
Marcus Jackson Bill Bellamy (DEF COMEDY JAM, WHO’S GOT JOKES, LAST COMIC STANDING)
Bobby Gold Jon Lovitz (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE)
Casandra Washington Vivica A. Fox (INDEPENDENCE DAY, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM)
Vanessa Owens Keshia Knight Pulliam (THE COSBY SHOW)
Andrew Thompson Rick Fox (TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE, TYLER PERRY’S MEET THE BROWNS)
John Anderson Gary Busey (THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, LETHAL WEAPON, ENTOURAGE)
Principal Martin Tim Meadows (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, THE LADIES MAN, MEAN GIRLS)
Tony the Tiger Tony T. Roberts (DEF COMEDY JAM, BET’S COMIC VIEW, COMICS UNLEASHED)
Jamal Taylor Alex Thomas (THE JAMIE FOXX SHOW, THE PARKERS, COMICS UNLEASHED)
Freddy Lopez Jeff Garcia (THE ADVENTURES OF JIMMY NEUTRON, RIO, HAPPY FEET)
Jimmy Marcus Paulk (MOESHA, RED TAILS)
Anthony Tequan Richmond (EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS)
Newscaster Shaun Robinson (CHARMED, HALF & HALF, MONK)
“There’s a huge shortfall of quality family sitcoms, and we are 110 percent committed to filling that enormous void,” said Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios. “Our number one priority is to deliver the highest quality content in the sitcom genre, and this initial 104-episode order is a big step in the right direction.”
Production is set to begin this summer for a Fall 2012 launch.
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