Dwight Yoakam to Co-Produce New Fox Sitcom
Yoakam and Black will be executive producing Belles and Whistles, a single-camera half-hour comedy. The show's plot centers around a father who, after getting fired from his Silicon Valley tech job, moves his family to Nashville so that he can pursue his lifelong dream of a music career, according to Deadline.
The sitcom has received a script commitment, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Alex McAulay, who will be writing the script and serving as a co-executive producer, created the show. Spencer Berman from Electric Dynamite, Black's production company, has also signed on as an executive producer.
Belles and Whistles will be Yoakam's first TV project as a producer, but he is no stranger to Hollywood. In recent years, the country singer has appeared on the TV shows Wilfred, Under the Dome and To Appomattox. He has also earned parts in numerous movies, including Panic Room, Wedding Crashers and Four Christmases. In 2003, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In April, Yoakam released his 15th studio album, Second Hand Heart; a music video for his recent single "Liar" came in late May. In June, Yoakam was honored with the Country Radio Broadcasters’ Artist Career Achievement Award at the 41st annual Country Radio Hall of Fame dinner, which took place in Nashville.
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