"The Show with AJ Calloway," which is being produced by Sony Pictures TV and Handprint Entertainment, will try for a "Larry Sanders Show"-style look at the life of Calloway's alter ego, the host of a late-night talk show. Offstage issues involving former girlfriends, intrusive family members and friends complicate his work life.
Calloway has hosted "106 & Park" since its debut in 2000. He's also appeared on several other BET (which, like UPN, is part of Viacom) shows and specials and in the feature film "Drumline."
David Goetch, Benny Medina, Jeff Pollack and Evan Weiss are executive producing the pilot. Calloway will receive a co-exec producer credit along with Mike Brillstein and Adam Lublin.