Cedric the Entertainer, Spike Feresten to Team on Family Comedy at CBS

“Tony Take the Wheel” centers on two brothers and a family-owned custom car shop

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Cedric the Entertainer might be ready to take the wheel of a CBS sitcom.

The veteran stand-up comic is developing “Tony Take the Wheel,” a family sitcom co-created with writer-producer Spike Feresten.

The multi-camera project from CBS Television Studios would star Cedric in a story about two brothers whose family ties are strained when one hires his teenage nephew to work at their custom-car shop.

Cedric previously starred in “The Soul Man,” a “Hot in Cleveland” spinoff that ran on TV Land for five seasons, ending earlier this year. Previous credits include hosting the daytime version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” The WB’s “The Steve Harvey Show” and the “Barbershop” movie franchise.

Feresten achieved early prominence as a writer for “Seinfeld,” with his credit on some of that sitcom’s most famous episodes, including “The Soup Nazi.” He also hosted “Talkshow with Spike Feresten” on Fox for three seasons.

Producers on the project include Eric and Kim Tannenbaum of The Tannenbaum Company, Eric Rhone and John Stevens.

Cedric the Entertainer and Feresten are both repped by CAA.