Say what you will about 50 Cent, just don’t say he’s not a hustler. Ever since he burst onto the mainstream scene, Curtis Jackson has made a plethora of business deals, showing that his mind goes beyond the mic. Fif has endured a few setbacks, but he keeps it moving forward. One of the 50’s most successful ventures has been his entrance into the television broadcast arena. His Starz series, Power, is gained a more-than-healthy following in its first two seasons. He also serves as executive producer for SundanceTV’s Dream School. Now, 50 is preparing to expand his TV portfolio with a new series for FOX called My Friend 50.
50 Cent will serve as executive producer for the new sitcom in collaboration with Black Hollywood standout Will Packer (Straight Outta Compton, Ride Along, Think Like A Man, Uncle Buck) and his Will Packer Productions imprint. The show will be a “single-camera series project,” similar to productions like The Office and Parks and Recreation. Deadline describes further:
Written on spec by Ava Tramer (TBS’ Angie Tribeca), My Friend 50, which has a script order, follows Amanda Kramer, an unstable twentysomething who believes that joining 50 Cent’s entourage is the answer to all her problems. Her unlikely journey with 50 Cent’s crew takes the form of a bizarre documentary commissioned by the most unreliable narrator in history: Amanda.
50 will also add to his acting credits (Power, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, Southpaw, Spy) with My Friend 50, performing in a recurring role as himself. Granted, television comedies starring rappers have usually marked the sunset of some great careers (i.e. Method Man & Redman’s Method & Red Show, Three Six Mafia’s Adventures in Hollyhood, Eve’s Eve), 50’s success with Power is an indicator that he knows what he’s doing when it comes to this TV stuff. Be on the lookout for My Friend 50‘s debut on FOX!