Bernard David Jones, who was one of the stars of ABC’s The Mayor, has booked a lead role in a Fox comedy pilot.
He has been selected as the male lead alongside Beth Behrs in Our People, from Lee Daniels and Modern Family EP Vali Chandrasekaran.
Our People is a single-camera comedy based on the Israeli show, Nevsu: A Young Multicultural Couple. The show will center on ” a man from a bombastic African family (Jones) who doesn’t have a word in their native language for ‘privacy’ and his fiancée (Behrs) from a mid-western family trying to build a normal life together.”
Jones is the latest of The Mayor’s cast to book a series regular role this pilot season. Yvette Nicole Brown will star in ABC’s Most Likely To, Marcel Spears has been tapped for CBS’ Welcome to The Neighborhood and Brandon Micheal Hall, who toplined The Mayor will lead God Befriended Me on CBS. The freshman comedy, The Mayor, garnered critical acclaim during its ABC run but never drew big ratings.