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Rev. Run and Wife Justine to Star in Scripted Comedy for Netflix

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Justine Simmons and Rev Run attend "Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection" New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on June 25, 2012 in New York City.
Justine Simmons and Rev Run attend “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection” New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on June 25, 2012 in New York City.

*Reality show vets Rev. Run and his wife will have to learn lines for their next small screen project.

Netflix has given a series order to an untitled family sitcom loosely inspired by the marriage of legendary Run DMC rapper and minister, Joseph Simmons, and Justine Simmons, according to Variety.

The scripted multi-camera series would follow a legendary rapper whose plans for slowing down are thwarted when his wife Justine decides to pursue her own dreams.

The pilot was originally sold to ABC last year, but despite it being well received, it was ultimately not ordered to series at the network. Instead, Amblin TV and ABC Studios took it to market with Netflix picking it up, Variety reports.

The project was created by Jeremy Bronson, the creator of ABC’s current comedy “The Mayor,” who also wrote the script.

Amblin TV will produce with ABC Signature. Andrew Reich will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank from Amblin TV will also executive produce along with the Simmons and Michael Lehman of Simmons Lehman Productions.

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