LeBron James teams up with Starz for comedy series

FILE - In this March 2, 2011 file photo, Miami Heat basketball player LeBron James smiles during an interview before a charity event at the Northwest Boys & Girls Club in Miami. After James won his second NBA title this year, he talked about growing up with challenge after challenge in the inner city. James plans to explore that theme as part of "Survivor's Remorse," a show he's developing with Starz. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

February 5, 2014 12:58:30 PM PST
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 did not announce any cast members.