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Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 11:16PM EDT
TBS helps Tracy Morgan unveil a $215,000 park renovation in his old Bed-Stuy neighborhood
The cable network, home of Morgan's The Last O.G., helped fund new basketball courts where he grew up in Brooklyn.
Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
How TV's portrayal of Brooklyn has evolved
Girls tried to capture the hipsterness of the New York borough. But Tracy Morgan's The Last O.G. is trying to portray the old and new Brooklyn in its totality, post-gentrification.
Posted Tuesday 4/10/18 at 7:15PM EDT
Tracy Morgan honored with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star
Jordan Peele and Martin Lawrence were on hand for today's ceremony. “As a poor kid growing up in the projects of Brooklyn I never dreamed I would have a star on the Walk of Fame. But now I’m here I have to tell you I feel pretty comfortable,” said The Last O.G. star. “I’ll tell you why: because the smell of weed and stench of stale urine is just like being in the projects, man.” ALSO: Morgan credits Key & Peele with helping him recover from his accident.
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 1:50PM EDT
Tracy Morgan's The Last O.G. sets a premiere ratings record for TBS
About 1.8 million tuned in for Tuesday's premiere episode of the comedy co-starring Tiffany Haddish. It marked the best cable premiere for a comedy in two years.
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 11:20PM EDT
The Last O.G. allows Tracy Morgan to reveal a range and nuance he’s not had the chance to show us before
"It's nice to see Tracy Morgan on his own terms" after years trying to be funny on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, says Richard Lawson. He adds that "there always was—especially on 30 Rock—an undertone of condescension in the way Morgan was positioned on those shows, a sense that he was merely being asked to do his Tracy Morgan thing without much thought or interrogation behind it." On The Last O.G., we get to see Morgan on a series that is "blunt and funny and heartwarming, a perfectly calibrated mix of bawdy silliness and sincere feeling," says Lawson, adding: "It’s a good-natured series, anchored by Morgan’s friendly, gregarious performance. Tray sports a few of the absurdist stripes we saw in 30 Rock’s Tracy Jordan—but he’s grounded, too, a nice guy underscored with pain, notes Morgan plays fluidly. Morgan is also a master of reactions; it’s a pleasure just watching Tray observe things, processing the world and the people in it. Morgan’s work is keenly felt, richly detailed. He’s howlingly funny, and makes me want to see him in a straight drama."
- The Last O.G. has the narrative elements of a hard-hitting drama, explored through physical comedy and silly one-liners
- The Last O.G. is thoughtful, and likely to clash against the expectations of what a Tracy Morgan comedy should be
- It feels like a reluctant comedy as Morgan comes to terms with himself at a fictional remove
- Working opposite Morgan, Tiffany Haddish dials down her renowned ability to play crazy in service of her character
- The Last O.G. seems overburdened, as if scurrying from one theme to the next
- "I've been thinking about this show for eight years," says Morgan
- Co-creator Jordan Peele and Morgan recall meeting, with Morgan saying: "You gotta get that guy Jordan. I wanna be a part of that magic"
Posted Friday 2/16/18 at 6:35PM EST
Check out Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish in The Last O.G.
Here's the first trailer for Morgan's TBS comedy, in which he plays a recent ex-con and Haddish plays his ex-wife and mother of his three kids. The Last O.G. premieres on April 3.
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 4:39PM EST
Tiffany Haddish signs first-look deal with HBO
Haddish’s two-year deal with HBO comes after a breakout year for the comic, who will next be seen starring opposite Tracy Morgan on The Last O.G. on TBS.
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 2:57PM EST
Tracy Morgan’s The Last O.G. gets an April premiere date
The TBS comedy executive produced by Morgan and Jordan Peele debuts on April 3.
Posted Friday 10/20/17 at 4:11AM EDT
Tracy Morgan’s TBS comedy The Last O.G. loses its showrunner, will be delayed until next year
Showrunner John Carcieri has exited the upcoming comedy while TBS is also announcing that Morgan’s comedy’s premiere has been pushed back to spring 2018. The Last O.G., a Jordan Peele-produced comedy about an ex-con trying to rebuild his life, was originally ordered in October 2016 and was supposed to premiere next week.