Will Smith starred in the big Hollywood film Hitch with Kevin James and Eva Mendes in 2005. It was a comedy about a professional “date doctor” who falls in love with a gossip columnist (Mendes) while trying to help an underdog (James) woo the fine lady of his dreams. Hitch grossed nearly $370 million.
Nearly ten years later, Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith (and Jada’s younger brother Caleeb Pinkett) will produce a half-hour comedy based on the film for FOX. It will be written by former NYU students Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont. Together they’ve written several films and directed two: Can’t Hardly Wait and Josie and the Pussycats. This will be the first time the creative team will write a sitcom.