Written by Jeff Lowell, The Crew, which echoes sitcom classic Taxi, is set in a Nascar garage and stars James as the crew chief. When the owner steps down and passes the team off to his daughter, James finds himself at odds with the tech-reliant millennials she starts bringing in to modernize the team.
Lowell executive produces and serves as showrunner. James’ longtime manager Jeff Sussman (The King of Queens) and producer Todd Garner also executive produce along with Nascar’s Matt Summers and Tim Clark.
James, who shot to stardom with CBS’ The King of Queens before segueing to features, returned to TV comedy in 2016 with the multi-camera Kevin Can Wait,