Keenen Ivory Wayans to Helm Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish’s The Last O.G.


Keenen Ivory Wayans performing onstage, November 2012Photo: Chris Pizzello (Invision/AP)

The Last O.G., Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish’s hit TBS show, is getting a real O.G. in comedy legend Keenen Ivory Wayans as its new showrunner.

Wayans, probably best known as creator of the iconic, Emmy-winning sketch comedy In Living Color, is taking over The Last O.G. from Saladin K. Patterson, Deadline reports. Wayans will also direct four episodes of the upcoming third season of the comedy series.

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“I’m thrilled and excited to be working with such a great cast, team of producers and reuniting with Tracy Morgan,” said Wayans, who worked with Morgan on the 2006 movie Little Man. “Together we’re all going to take the show to the next level.”

The Last O.G. chronicles the story of Morgan’s character, Tray Barker, an ex-con who marvels at all the changes that have taken place in his beloved Brooklyn, N.Y., since he’s spent the last 15 years in prison.

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Haddish plays Shannon “Shay” Birkeland, Tray’s ex-girlfriend and mother of his twins, who has undergone some major life transformations as well.

Rounding out the cast are Ryan Gaul (Shay’s hubby, Josh Birkeland), Allen Maldonado (Tray’s cousin Bobby), Taylor Mosby and Dante Hoagland (Tray and Shay’s teenage twins, Amira and Shahzad).

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“We can’t wait to see where Keenen takes this series next,” said Brett Weitz , general manager of TBS, TNT and truTV, Shadow and Act reports. “It’s honestly a dream scenario to work with one of the true trailblazers of social humor; he’s the perfect fit for The Last O.G.”