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Lee Daniels is making a hip-hop drama for Fox

The Butler director Lee Daniels is moving to television, with a new drama in the works he's created along with Butler writer Danny Strong. The series concerns a family-run hip-hop empire—a concept that sparked a bidding war among the broadcast networks, until Fox finally won. In a bid for hip-hop authenticity, presumably the as-yet-untitled show will be a half-hour drama that's padded out to an hour with lame skits and unnecessary remixes.

No word yet on whether Daniels' involvement with the series will delay his already-delayed-to-Chinese-Democracy-levels Janis Joplin movie. Also no word on whether the hip-hop drama will be led by a boxing-loving matriarch and titled Mama Said Knock You Out, but it should be.


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