Justin Bieber has already made the leap from music to silver screen with his Never Say Never 3-D concert film last year. Now the “Baby” teen prodigy is making the jump to network television.
Apparently, ABC is developing a single-camera sitcom inspired by the singer’s youth, reports TV Guide.
The show would focus on Justin’s pre-fame days, where both Justin and his manager Scooter Braun would oversee as producers.
Also collaborating with them are executive producers Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, a team who know a thing or two about portraying the life of famous individuals on screen. They both have worked on “Entourage,” which was based on the life of Mark Wahlberg, who also served as a producer on that show.
Matt and Ben are writing the pilot, which is about an aspiring pop star, his awkward teen years, and wacky family before he “makes it.” Essentially this sounds like the little brother of “Entourage” if you will—a watered-down version of that HBO hit that’ll still translate thematically for Justin’s adolescent fans.
Judging from Justin’s penchant for pranks (that “Beauty and the Beat” music video he pretended was “stolen” from his “trailer”), we can only go out on a limb here and assume it’ll be a comedy.
More importantly, who would play "Justin"? Still untitled, it’s way too early to have casting for this sitcom on lock, but because this sounds a lot like a reboot of “Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” we’re going throw Jaden Smith out there as our official suggestion of the title role and hope it happens.