JB Smoove Signs Development Deal With 20th Century Fox TV

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20th Century Fox TV has signed comedian and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star JB Smoove to a talent holding and development deal.

Under the deal, Smoove will develop, potentially star in, and executive produce a comedy series under his Four Square Miles Inc banner. He may also develop and executive produce additional projects under the deal, with casting in other existing comedy and drama projects possible as well.

Smoove is well known for his role as Leon Black on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which is currently filming its 10th season. He also just wrapped filming on Marvel Studio’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” where he has a starring role alongside Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Smoove also has his nationwide “Lollygagging” theatre standup tour next year.

“Nobody makes me laugh harder than JB Smoove,” said Jonnie Davis, 20th Century Fox TV’s president of creative affairs. “His work on ‘Curb’ or his interviews with Howard Stern – you can’t deny his amazing comedic pov! He’s a gifted writer, comedian and actor we are so lucky to have him in a deal at the studio.”

Smoove is repped by UTA.

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