Jamie Foxx To Debut New MTV Sketch Comedy

Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx has partnered with MTV to begin production on a new sketch comedy series.
Foxx, who recently starred in the biographical drama The Soloist, will use the MTV vehicle for his first return to television since the conclusion of the Jamie Foxx Show in 2001.

While the project is still in early development, the network has verified that it hopes to create a show in the vein of the groundbreaking 90’s series In Living Color, which also served as Foxx’s breakout vehicle.

His tenure on that hit series is most remembered for his sketch role as the hideous Wanda Wayne, the self-proclaimed “lost member” of En Vogue who terrorized every man she came in contact with.

For the MTV show, Foxx will work with Marcus King, producer Jamie Rucker King (Held Up), writer/producer Fax Bahr( Malibu’s Most Wanted, In the Army Now), and director/producer Adam Small (Another State of Mind, Malibu’s Most Wanted).

Foxx’s latest music offering, Intuition, was certified platinum last month off the strength of the Top 10 singles “Just Like Me,” “She Got Her Own,” and “Blame It.”

The versatile entertainer will return to theaters in 2010 with the F. Gary Gray directed thriller Law Abiding Citizen, which chronicles a prosecutor’s attempt to stop a calculating killer.

At press time, MTV has not confirmed a projected launch date for Foxx’s comedy show.