Bruno Mars & 'Empire' Producer Making Sitcom for NBC

Bruno Mars 2015
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Bruno Mars performs onstage during Rock in Rio USA at the MGM Resorts Festival Grounds on May 16, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Bruno Mars will be heading to NBC to produce a comedy series with Empire executive producer Brian Grazer, Deadline reports.

The show will reportedly follow a “loud, boisterous” musical family from the Bronx. Prentice Penny (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), who worked with Mars to come up with the show’s concept, is set to pen the series. 

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