Starz Greenlights LeBron James' Sitcom

The show debuts this fall

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    LeBron James is about to get more TV experience – behind the scenes. He's seen here accepting the award for Best Male Athlete on stage at The 2013 ESPY Awards on July 17, 2013 in Los Angeles.

    LeBron James is no stranger to getting the greenlight to shoot, but this time it's for a scripted comedy series set in the world of professional basketball.

    Starz network is giving the go-ahead to his sitcom "Survivor's Remorse."

    The Miami Heat star will serve as an executive producer of the half-hour show. He will team with Tom Werner, a force behind series such as "The Cosby Show" and "Roseanne." Actor-writer Mike O'Malley will also be an executive producer.

    The story follows Cam Calloway, a basketball phenom in his early 20s who is thrust into prominence after signing a multimillion-dollar contract with a pro team in Atlanta.

    The series will shoot in Atlanta. Its six-episode first season airs this fall.

    The network didn't announce any cast members.