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NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade Sells Basketball, Fatherhood Comedy to Fox

The show is inspired by Wade’s life as a pro athlete and single father

Nine-time NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade sold a half-hour comedy to Fox through Sony Pictures Television.

The show, “Three the Hard Way” is based on his best-selling book, “Father First.” In the book, Wade writes about the responsibilities of being a single dad to his two sons, Zaire and Zion, while recounting his childhood and rise to the top of professional basketball. Wade has won three NBA Championships with the Miami Heat.

Mike Tollin (“Coach Carter”) will executive produce, along with Justin Lin, Danielle Woodrow, and Troy Craig Poon through Perfect Storm Entertainment. Ben Watkins (“Burn Notice”) will pen the series and executive produce.

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The sitcom will follow similarly-named NBA superstar Daryl Wade and his entourage of eccentric friends, who find themselves parenting by committee when Wade gets full custody of his two young sons.

The effort is the first television development project for Wade’s ZZ Productions.

Watkins is represented by CAA and David Matlof of Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman. Wade is represented by CAA and L. Londell McMillan of Meister Selig & Fein. Tollin is represented by CAA and Jared Levine of Morris Yorn Barnes Levine. Perfect Storm Entertainment is represented by CAA and Jackie Eckhouse and John Sloss.