Major networks’ efforts to fuel their programming with more African-American content continue, as Fox announces that they’re currently working on a show based on Steve Harvey‘s Think Like a Man book.
The book was made into two films, featuring the likes of Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Terrence J, Romany Malco and Gabrielle Union. The original movie opened with $34 million in 2012 in the US, and went on to make $91.5 million total in North America. The 2014 sequel enjoyed success as well, making $70 million at the box office. Naturally, especially considering the gold mine they hit with Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson and more on Empire, Fox is trying to bring the Think Like A Man success to the small screen.
The single-camera comedy will be executive produced by comedian Steve Harvey, on whose best-selling advice book the movies were based, and by the films’ producer Will Packer. Keith Merryman and David Newman, who wrote the 2012 movie and the 2014 sequel Think Like A Man Too, will pen the TV adaptation and will executive produce. Tim Story, who directed both movies, will helm the potential pilot and also executive produce.
Based on the movie franchise and Harvey’s book, the Think Like A Man series explores the never-ending battle of the sexes from four very different points of view: newly married, moving in, breaking up and hooking up. Featuring both the male and female perspectives, our couples and their friends will realize that it’s easy to fall in love and “be” in love but not necessarily stay in love.