LeBron James teams up with Starz for comedy series

The Associated Press
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 1: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat dunks against the New York Knicks during the second half of a game at Madison Square Garden on February. 1, 2014 in New York City. The Heat defeated the Knicks 106-91. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

LeBron James teams up with Starz for comedy series

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 1: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat dunks against the New York Knicks during the second half of a game at Madison Square Garden on February. 1, 2014 in New York City. The Heat defeated the Knicks 106-91. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) -- LeBron James is no stranger to getting the greenlight to shoot, but this time it's for a scripted comedy series set in the world of professional basketball.

Starz network is giving the go-ahead his sitcom, ''Survivor's Remorse.''

The Miami Heat star will serve as an executive producer of the half-hour show. He will team with Tom Werner, a force behind series such as ''The Cosby Show'' and ''Roseanne.'' Actor-writer Mike O'Malley will also be an executive producer.

The story follows Cam Calloway, a basketball phenom in his early twenties who is thrust into prominence after signing a multi-million-dollar contract with a pro team in Atlanta.

The series will shoot in Atlanta. Its six-episode first season airs this fall.

The network didn't announce any cast members.

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