May 18, 2024

The universe of The Neighborhood is expanding. Paramount+ has ordered a new series that will be set in the world of the hit CBS comedy, which is heading into its seventh season.

Titled 'Crutch,' the half-hour sitcom will star Tracy Morgan as Francois "Frank" Crutchfield, a Harlem widower whose empty nest plans are put on hold after his millennial son and free-spirited daughter move back home.

"I'm excited to be expanding our 'The Neighborhood' universe, by producing a show with the legendary comedian Tracy Morgan," said Cedric The Entertainer. "This new character is the close cousin to my character Calvin Butler and you will enjoy some of their many similarities. Morgan plays Crutch a 'say-it-like-it-is' widowed father who is challenged when his two adult children and a couple of grandchildren need to move back home, and let's say there will be several comedic complications."

"Crutch will be navigating the ups and downs of having his kids and grandkids back under one roof, and you know if I am doing this, there will be plenty of laughs along the way," said Tracy Morgan. "I am so happy to be able to do this with my brother Cedric The Entertainer, Owen Smith and the rest of the amazing crew we have put together. Get ready for your new favorite show!"

'Crutch' is expected to start production later this year. No time frame for a premiere has been set.