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Wade turning fatherhood story into sitcom

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 20, 2013 at 2:51 am •  Published: November 20, 2013
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MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade is taking his story of fatherhood to television, looking for some laughs.

The Miami Heat guard has sold a sitcom to Fox, through Sony Pictures Television — and oddly enough, it's the story of an NBA star who gets full custody of his two young sons. With a working title of "Three The Hard Way," it's the first television project announced by Wade's ZZ Productions, a company that bears the initials of his sons' first names.

"I will be involved," Wade said. "I'll be very involved."

Many details have not been announced, including who will play Wade in the show.

"Haven't figured that out yet," Wade said. "But I'm sure it'll be somebody very handsome."

Wade was awarded custody of his sons in April 2011, ending what was a long and often-vengeful fight with his ex-wife. The couple was divorced in 2010, though some legal matters between them remain unresolved.

That story is not a funny one. Wade has often spoken of how difficult it was for him, and it clearly was not easy for his sons to handle, either. But Wade said that when he watched "The Cosby Show," he would see a mix of laughter and life lessons.

He's hoping the same can happen with this project, and believes writer Ben Watkins can pull it off.

"I think I've got a great writer," Wade said. "I think Ben is a great writer. I think he's going to be able to pull the comedy out of the dark moments. That's the one thing before I sold my story that I said, I want to be able to bring some light into the dark times and I want somebody who can do that. I think Ben is the guy who kind of can do that."

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