News: Ice Cube Buckles Up W/ Terry Crews For "Are We There Yet" TV Series
Thursday, Jul 16, 2009 7:42AM
Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube has announced the television adaptation of his hit movie Are We There Yet? slated to debut next year and starring Terry Crews.
TBS, known for its urban success with Tyler Perry's "House of Payne" and "Meet the Browns," has reportedly approved nearly a dozen episodes.
TBS is ordering 10 episodes of "Are We There Yet," which will be executive produced by Joe Roth, whose Revolution Studios was behind the movie, and Ice Cube, whose Cube Vision will produce the program. If the show -- about a man's efforts to win over his girlfriend's children -- works, TBS will then order 90 more episodes. (Los Angeles Times)
Cube's film character, "Nick," will be portrayed by Crews.
Due to premiere in June 2010, the series will star Crews as Nick, a playboy who attempts to woo divorcee Suzanne by offering to drive her two children hundreds of miles to be reunited with their mom. (Examiner)
The rapper also released a statement confirming the popular actor's role in the series.
"Terry Crews is the perfect person to replace me as Nick," Cube said. "His physical comedy is undeniable." (Statement)
Cube will reportedly fall behind the scenes mostly to produce the program.
Ice Cube, who starred in the film version of Are We There Yet? and its sequel Are We Done Yet? (which grossed a combined $132.4 million domestically), will likely appear occasionally in the series but will not play the same role, although he is set to produce through his Cube Vision production house. (Entertainment Weekly)
"Are We There Yet?" is set to premiere June 2010.