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Laverne Cox, George Wallace to Lead TV Vet Norman Lear's Clean Slate

The comedy has been ordered to series at Amazon Freevee.
  • 100-year-old TV legend Norman Lear isn't slowing down anytime soon. 

    Clean Slate, a comedy executive produced by Lear and starring Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black) and comedian George Wallace, has been ordered to series at Amazon Freevee. Previously in development at Peacock before it made its way over to Freevee early last year, Clean Slate tells the story of Henry (Wallace), an outspoken car wash owner who is surprised to reunite with his estranged child after 17 years only to discover she's now a proud trans woman (Cox). 

    Dan Ewen (Playing with Fire) will showrun the series, while Lear's producing partner, Brent Miller, will also serve as a non-writing executive producer. "I don’t think that’s ever been done before, a man gets a new series greenlit on his 100th birthday," Miller told The Hollywood Reporter. "And in addition to that, it’s the first [sitcom] that has ever had a trans character as the center point, and the fact that it’s once again Norman doing that just excites me."

    No release date or episode count has been released for Clean Slate yet.

    Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.

    TOPICS: Norman Lear, George Wallace, Laverne Cox