Fatherhood isn't the only new gig for Channing Tatum: The actor and movie producer is also branching out into TV production.

Deadline reports that Tatum is teaming up with longtime friend Reid Carolin (below right), with whom he runs the production company Iron Horse Entertainment, to produce a half-hour comedy based on the life of fellow buddy and actor Nick Zano (below left).


Called "Nicky," the show will revolve around Zano's experiences growing up in a multi-generational home with seven women in New Jersey. Zano will star as the titular Nicky, a 30-year-old guy set to leave the house only to wind up staying to help raise his younger sister.

Tatum and Carolin have previously produced several films together -- including "Magic Mike" and the upcoming "White House Down" -- but "Nicky" will mark their first foray into TV. Zano, Tatum, and Carolin, who have been friends for years, had been searching for a way to tell Zano's story for some time, but only recently settled on the TV comedy route after Zano's stints on shows such as "2 Broke Girls," "Happy Endings," and "What I Like About You."

Tatum shared the news on Facebook, writing, "We've spent many nights laughing our asses off with our pal Nick Zano and his tales of being raised in a multi-generational house of 7 women in New Jersey. And now we're so proud to announce that we're bringing those stories to your home! Look out for NICKY, a new sitcom from Warner Bros. TV, starring Nick and produced by us, next year!"

The series will be shopped to networks during the next development season.

[via Deadline]

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