Adam Levine to Bring Autobiographical Comedy Series to NBC
'Voice' mentor Adam Levine is set to bring his story of an aspring rocker in the 1990's to the small screen. According to Deadline, the Maroon 5 frontman will produce the new comedy series KIDS IN AMERICA for NBC.
The project has been given a script commitment from NBC and will be based on Levine's real-life experiences. According to the site, the series will follow "an unconventional family as seen through the eyes of a teenager with the dream of becoming a rock star."
Family Guy's Aaron Blitzstein has been tapped to pen the script and will executive produce along with Levine, his longtime manager/producing partner Jordan Feldstein and development executive Josh Gummersall.
Levine began his musical career in 1994, when he co-founded alternative rock band Kara's Flowers, of which he was the lead vocalist and guitarist. After the commercial failure of their only album, The Fourth World, the band split up. Later, he reformed the band and a fifth member was added to form Maroon 5. The band released their first album, Songs About Jane, which went multi-platinum in the US. Since then, they have released three more albums, It Won't Be Soon Before Long (2007), Hands All Over (2010), Overexposed(2012), and V (2014). As part of Maroon 5, he has received three Grammy Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, two American Music Awards, anMTV Video Music Award and a World Music Award.
Since 2011, Levine has served as a coach on NBC's reality talent show The Voice. The winners of the first and fifth seasons, Javier Colon and Tessanne Chin, were on his team. In 2012, he made his acting debut as a recurring character in the horror television show American Horror Story: Asylum for the series' second season. He also appeared in the film Begin Again.
As an entrepreneur, Levine launched his own eponymous fragrance line in 2013. The same year, he collaborated with Kmart and ShopYourWay.com to develop his menswear collection. He also owns a record label, 222 Records. In 2013
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